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Mitosis
Get two sets of DNA equally divided into th new nuclei of daughter cells
Meiosis
Two stage nuclear division that reduces the chromosome number by 1/2
Cytokinesis
Division of the actual cell
Plant: form cell plate
Animal: "pinch" apart at the cleavage furrow
Haploid
The number of chromosomes it takes to make a complete set of instructions, only one copy of each chromosome
Diploid
Two sets of instructions or two copies of each chromosome
Cancer
Uncontrolled mitosis
Synapsis
Coming together of homologous chromosomes in prophase 1 (tetrad)
Homologous Chromosomes
Found in diploid cells and are chromosomes that are the same size and shape and have the same genes but not necessarily the same alleles
4 Phases of Mitosis
Prophase
Metaphase
Anaphase
Telophase
3 Parts of Cell Cycle
Interphase-DNA copied
Nuclear Division-Nucleus divides
Cytokinesis-Cell contents divide