Mitosis Video for Kids
Enjoy watching this cool personally found and really easy to understand Mitosis science for kids video:
Mitosis can be defined as a process in which a single cell gets divided into two identical daughter cells. The main purpose of this process is growth and to replace worn out cells. The term is used to describe the duplication and distribution of chromosomes, the structures that carry the genetic information. It is a process of nuclear division. Duplicated DNA molecules get arranged in two separate nuclei. This process is divided into five different phases which are Interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase and Telophase. The chromosomes first become visible in the prophase and the centrioles separate.
Quick Facts: –
- The different phases of the process can be distinguished through microscopic analysis.
- The spindle structure is responsible for moving the chromosomes during the process.
- The substances that can damage DNA and cause cancer from environmental factors are called carcinogens.
- Mitosis results in diploid daughter cells and meiosis that involves two successive cell divisions, results in haploid daughter cells.
- In Telophase, a membrane forms around each set of chromosomes to create two new nuclei.
- The nuclear envelope dissolves, and sister chromatids separate at the centromere during the process.
- Generally, a cell gets divided when it becomes too large.
- In S phase, the DNA of cells makes a copy of itself.
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