How do you explain cell division?

Cell division is the process in which a parent cell divides, giving rise to two or more daughter cells. It is an essential biological process in many organisms. It is the means used by multicellular organisms in order to grow, replenish (repair), and reproduce.

What cell type is mitosis?

eukaryotic cells
Mitosis is a process of nuclear division in eukaryotic cells that occurs when a parent cell divides to produce two identical daughter cells. During cell division, mitosis refers specifically to the separation of the duplicated genetic material carried in the nucleus.

Why do cells divide?

It is important for cells to divide so you can grow and so your cuts heal. It is also important for cells to stop dividing at the right time. If a cell can not stop dividing when it is supposed to stop, this can lead to a disease called cancer. Some cells, like skin cells, are constantly dividing.

What are some facts about cell division?

– Interphase I. Chromosomes replicate, resulting in two identical sister chromatids for each chromosome. – Prophase I. Chromosomes change shape. – Metaphase I. Tetrads line up on the metaphase plate, still joined. – Anaphase I. Homologous chromosomes split apart. – Telophase I and Cytokinesis. The cell divides.

What are the stages of cell division?

One mechanism how stem cells achieve this shift in cell fate is the asymmetric concentration of cell fate determinants during the late stages of cell division, or mitosis, generating two distinct sibling cells.

Why do cells need to divide?

Growth. In order for any multicellular organism to grow,its cells need to divide. It is a misconception that when something grows its cells get bigger.

  • Reproduction. Cells also divide as a form of reproduction. Single celled organisms like bacteria and amebas use cell division to make copies of themselves.
  • Repair
  • What is the process of cell division?

    Cell division ensures growth or renewal and is thus vital for all organisms. However, the process differs somewhat in animals, bacteria, fungi, plants, and algae. Until now, little was known about