Cellular Reproduction
The Nuclear Division of a Cell
The majority of the cells in the body (non-reproductive cells)
Sperm and ova (egg)
The production of sex cells
An interval of time between cell divisions when they are performing normal functions.
The genetically controlled death of cells
Is the copying of the genetic information in the nucleus so that one set of chromosomes can be given each of the new cells produced.
Division of the cytoplasm to two distinct cells
Begins when the chromosomes coil so tightly that they become visible as individual structures through a light microscope. As a result of DNA replication, two copies of each chromosome now exist.
Each copy of the chromosomes that were created in DNA replication.
The point at which each chromatid is connected to its copy
Microtubules that extend between centriole pairs
Begins as the chromatids move to a central zone. Metaphase ends when all the chromatids are aligned in the middle
Begins when the centromere of each chromosome pair split and the chromatids separate.
The resulting singular chromosomes from the split in anaphase.
The stage in which the cell prepares to return to interphase. The nuclear membranes form, the nuclei enlarge, and the chromosomes gradually uncoil. Chromatin will become visible and nucleoli reappear and look like those of interphase cells.
Mass or swelling produced by abnormal cell growth and division.
Abnormal cells are confined with a capsule, seldom life threatening.
Does not respond to control mechanisms, spread into surrounding tissues.
The spreading of cells from the original cell.
The migration of malignant cells and productions of secondary tumors.
An illness resulting from the affects of malignant cells.
The process by which cells activate and deactivate different proteins so that they can perform specific functions and become specialized.

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