Why is Cell Division Important?• billions Everyday _________________ of red blood cells wear out and are replaced.• millions Everyday _________________ of skin cells wear out and are replaced.• Cell division is how single cell organisms reproduce.
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Cell Division & the Cell CycleMitosis is a cycle that occurs in most of our cells.
Length of a Cycle• The cell cycle is a series of events that takes place from one cell division to the next.• The time it takes to complete a cell cycle is not the same in all cells.
Mitosis & Asexual Reproduction• Mitosis is the process in which the nucleus divides to form two new nuclei.• Mitosis is a form of asexual reproduction.• Asexual Reproduction - when a cell doubles its contents and then divides into two identical cells - the production of offspring that are genetically identical
Mitosis & Asexual Reproduction• The process of asexual reproduction begins after a sperm fertilizes an egg.
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Interphase• Most of the life of any eukaryotic cell is spent in a period of growth and development called interphase.• Cells in your body that no longer divide, such as nerve and muscle cells, are always in interphase.• An actively dividing cell, such as a skin cell, copies its hereditary material and prepares for cell division during interphase.
Interphase• During interphase, each chromosome duplicates.• When the nucleus is ready to divide, each duplicated chromosome coils tightly into two thickened, identical strands called chromatids.
Chromosome• A chromosome is a structure in the nucleus that contains hereditary material (DNA).• A chromatid is one-half of a replicated chromosome.
Results of Mitosis4 important things to remember about Mitosis & Cell Division1. Mitosis is the division of a nucleus.2. Mitosis produces 2 new nuclei that are identical to the original nucleus • Every cell in your body copies the same hereditary information. • All of your cells use different parts (genes) of the same hereditary material to become different types of cells.3. The original cell no longer exists.4. Cell division allows growth and replaces worn out or damaged cells.
Other forms of Asexual Reproduction• Bacteria cannot reproduce through mitosis because of what mitosis is. Mitosis is the division of a nucleus.• Bacteria do not have a nucleus, so they cannot undergo mitosis.• The process they use is called fission.
Fission• Binary fission is the simplest form of asexual reproduction.• Bacteria cells split into approximately two equal halves. The process in bacteria is relatively rapid.
Fission• The two new organisms are identical genetically, except for a random mutation that may occasionally occur.
Budding• Hydra, a freshwater animal, reproduces using budding. The bud is an exact copy of the adult plant.• Part of the adult buds off, or breaks off, and a new organism grows.
RegenerationRegeneration replaces lost body parts. It uses mitosisand cell division.