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February 13, 2006 at 9:19 pm #3619jiyuuParticipant
The term "mitosis" comes from the Greek word meaning "thread". Explain why this word may be helpful in describing this process of nuclear division.
What evidence is there that mitosis is a continuous process, not a series of separate events?
Thank you for any help!
February 14, 2006 at 1:50 am #40827armyParticipant
It is called so because in mitosis, especially the prophase, sentriol produce spindle thread which then tie chromosomes in metaphase disk.
don’t have idea for your second question.
February 14, 2006 at 9:37 am #40848baikuzaParticipant
because cells live, i mean spend its lifetime for growing and reproducting.
interphase is the keyword…
at interphase cells accumulate residues to do prophase…etc.
so that when you are looking the cell in microscope and the cell do not do all of prophase till telophase…
you are looking a cell which is doing reproduction process-i.e interphase.
February 14, 2006 at 9:53 am #40856Dr.SteinParticipant
Just a bit correction: not residues, but energy 😉
February 14, 2006 at 10:08 am #40861baikuzaParticipantquote Dr.Stein:Just a bit correction: not residues, but energy 😉
in my head i just wanna to say
to increase the residues in the cell-the increase of the cell matrix,i.e. protoplasm, so that the cell can be at quite good condition to do reproduction-mitosis.
thanks for the correction…
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