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period of time between successive cell divisions
interphase
longest portion of cell cycle
interphase
first "Gap" phase (G1)
interphase
cell duplicates its organelles, synthesizes proteins, grows and carries out metabolic activities
interphase
first step in mitosis
prophase
"synthesis" phase (S)
interphase
DNA is replicated
interphase
chromatin condenses to thick rod-shaped chromosomes
prophase
each chromosome consists of identical chromatids joined togheter at centromere
prophase
nuclear membrane starts to disintegrate
prophase
nucleoli disappear
prophase
centrioles assemble microtubules into mitotic spindle that will organize & move chromosomes during mitosis
prophase
second stage of mitosis
metaphase
chromosomes line up randomly along metaphase plate
metaphase
one chromatid located on each side of equator
metaphase
third step in mitosis
anaphase
centromeres split and microtubules pull chromatids apart
anaphase
chromatids migrate to opposite poles of cell as seperate daughter chromosomes
anaphase
final step in mitosis
telophase
daughter chromosomes decondense to form chromatin
telophase
new nuclear envelope forms around each chromatin
telophase
mitotic spindle is disassembled
telophase
nucleoli reappear
telophase