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interphase
stage in the cell cycle in which DNA is replicated and chromosomes are not visible
pupa
devolopmental stage between larva and adult of some insects
mitosis
process involved in the production of new cells genetically identical with the original cell; an essential process in asexual reproduction
cytokinesis
division of cytoplasm occuring after mitosis
prophase
stage of mitosis in which the chromosomes contract and become visible. the nuclear membrane begins to disintegrate and the spindle forms
spindle
fine protein fibres that form between the poles of a cell during mitosis and to which chromosomes become attached
metaphase
stage of mitosis during which chromosomes align around the equater of a spindle
homologous
refers to members of a matching pair of chromosomes
anaphase
stage of mitosis during which single stranded chromosomes move to opposite poles of the spindle fibre within the cell
telophase
stage of mitosis in which new nuclear membranes form around the seperated groups of chromosomes
regeneration
replacement of damaged or lost parts of an organisim by asexual reproduction of cells