What is mitosis used for?

-Reproduction (in simpler organsims)

-Growth & repair (in complex organisms)

Mitosis and the Cell Cycle:

Steps of Mitosis

Prophase: Before metaphase, during which the chromosomes become visible as paired chromatids and the nuclear envelope disappears.

Metaphase: The second stage of cell division, between prophase and anaphase, during which the chromosomes become attached to the spindle fibers.

Anaphase: The cell division in which the chromosomes move away from one another to opposite poles of the spindle.

Telophase:  The final phase of cell division, between anaphase and interphase, in which the chromatids or chromosomes move to opposite ends of the cell and two nuclei are formed.

Cytokinesis: Cytoplasm divides & results is 2 identical daughter cells.

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