Cell Division Phases Quiz

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During which phase of mitosis do spindle fibers start to form between the chromosomes?

Prophase

What happens to the centromeres during anaphase of mitosis?

They divide

What is the final step of mitosis before the cell returns to interphase?

Telophase

How many chromosomes do the daughter cells have after mitosis in humans?

46 chromosomes

Why does a cell need to divide according to the text?

To support its demands due to increased volume

What are the two main reasons mentioned for cells to divide?

Growth and Repair

During which phase of the cell cycle is the DNA copied?

Interphase

What happens during Prophase of mitosis according to the text?

Chromatids condense becoming visible

Why does a cell need to divide, as explained in the text?

To support its demands as volume increases faster than surface area

What is the main reason mentioned in the text for a cell to divide besides growth?

To repair or replace damaged cells

What happens to chromatids during Prophase of mitosis?

They become visible and condense

What is the function of centrioles mentioned in the text?

Make microtubules

When does a cell spend about 90% of its time in according to the text?

Interphase

What is formed during Mitosis according to the text?

Two complete identical sets of chromosomes

What is the main function of spindle fibers during mitosis?

Aid in pulling sister chromatids apart

What occurs during telophase of mitosis?

Nuclear membranes form around the new nuclei

How do daughter cells resulting from mitosis compare to the mother cell?

They are genetically identical

What is the significance of cytokinesis in the cell cycle?

To distribute cytoplasm equally between daughter cells

What happens to chromosomes during interphase?

They coil back into chromatin

Which phase of mitosis involves the alignment of chromosomes on the metaphase plate?

Metaphase

What is the outcome of mitosis in terms of cell numbers?

The number of cells remains the same

Why are identical daughter cells essential in the process of mitosis?

To maintain chromosome number and gene sequence

Why does a cell need to divide according to the text?

To repair or replace damaged cells

What happens to chromatids during Prophase of mitosis according to the text?

They condense and become visible

Which organelle appears and migrates to opposite sides during Prophase of mitosis?

Centrioles

What are the two main parts of a cell's life cycle mentioned in the text?

Interphase and mitotic phase

What is the primary function of spindle fibers during mitosis?

Assist in the alignment of chromosomes on the metaphase plate

Why are the daughter cells resulting from mitosis described as 'identical'?

They contain the same number of chromosomes as the mother cell

What happens to chromosomes as a cell transitions from telophase to interphase?

Chromosomes uncoil back into chromatin

Why is it crucial for each chromosome to have the same gene sequence in both daughter cells?

To maintain genetic identity between mother and daughter cells

Test your knowledge on the different phases of cell division including prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, and cytokinesis. Learn about the key events that occur in each phase to ensure proper cell division.

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