Debate about Mitosis

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    • #14915
      Adz795
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      Hello everyone, this is my first post on this site.

      Now, in Campbell I read that Metaphase is the longest phase of mitosis lasting about 20 mins.
      But, some other sources say that Prophase is the longest phase.
      And yet some other sources say that metaphase is actually the shortest phase!

      I don’t get this. Please explain. =)

    • #104793
      JackBean
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      the length of particular stages differ quite a lot and some may be even missing 😉
      here you have some examples:

    • #104794
      JackBean
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      hm, but yu’re talking only about mitosis, not the full cell cycle… but I guess it will differ as well 😉

    • #104797
      Adz795
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      Wow… That chart is fascinating! I never knew that.
      You sure increased my exposure to this topic. Thanks a lot! =)

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