Ok. For Mitosis, the process of somates (non sex-cells) dividing, there are four steps:
Prophase: The chromosomes form paired sets, the nuclear membrane dissappears, and spindles form.
Metaphase: The chromosome pairs move to the center of the spindle formations, and separate.
Anaphase: The daughter chromosomes move to opposite ends of the spindle.
Telophase: The two different groups of chromosomes each have a nuclear membrane formed around them. The rest of the cell splits.
Meosis is the process of a gamete (sex cell) dividing. Basically it goes through the process listed above twice, mixing some of the genetic material up…which allows for variation among the resulting cells. I don’t have those particular notes with me at the moment, but I will be going home tomorrow and promise to have a more detailed description by tomorrow nite.