Mitosis

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Please find more images in Category:Mitosis and the categories for the different phases: prophase, prometaphase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase

Schemes[edit]


Prophase: The two round objects above the nucleus are the centrosomes. The chromatin has condensed.
Prophase: The two round objects above the nucleus are the centrosomes. The chromatin has condensed.  
Prometaphase: The nuclear membrane has degraded, and microtubules have invaded the nuclear space. These microtubules can attach to kinetochores or they can interact with opposing microtubules.
Prometaphase: The nuclear membrane has degraded, and microtubules have invaded the nuclear space. These microtubules can attach to kinetochores or they can interact with opposing microtubules.  
Metaphase: The chromosomes have aligned at the metaphase plate.
Metaphase: The chromosomes have aligned at the metaphase plate.  
Early anaphase: Kinetochore microtubules shorten.
Early anaphase: Kinetochore microtubules shorten.  
Telophase: The decondensing chromosomes are surrounded by nuclear membranes. Note cytokinesis has already begun, the pinching is known as the cleavage furrow.
Telophase: The decondensing chromosomes are surrounded by nuclear membranes. Note cytokinesis has already begun, the pinching is known as the cleavage furrow.  
Prophase, Prometaphase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telphase; +Cytokinesis

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