Mitosis is also called Cell
mitosis, the nucleus of
the cell divides, forming two
nuclei with identical genetic
Why is Mitosis important?
an organism to grow.
in some simple
Where does Mitosis take
all somatic cells (include all body
cells and excludes the sex cells –
The process of Mitosis consists
of a few phases:
builds up enough energy for division
DNA replication occurs
Cell look normal, like before division
envelope and nucleolus
become more tightly
coiled, and condenses into
Chromosomes arrange randomly in
move to opposite poles,
with spindle fibers stretching
centrioli reached the opposite poles
with the spindle fibers in between.
The chromosomes arrange randomly on
the equator, each single chromosome
attaching to a separate spindle fiber by
means of the centromere.
spindle fibers pull tight.
The centromeres attaching the
chromatids of the chromosomes split in
Daughter chromosomes move to
chromosomes reach poles.
Nuclear envelope surrounds
Nucleolus reappear at each pole.
Chromosomes become less condense
Two identical nuclei has been formed.
of the cytoplasm and
plasma membrane occurs. (Cleavage
furrow forms in animal cells and a
cytoplasmic plate forms in plant cells)
Continues until the cell in divided into 2
separate cells. (Identical to one another
and to the original cell)
The Mitosis process:
Know where it occurs.
Know importance of mitosis.
Name and discuss the different
Draw and label each phase.