Mitosis

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  • the form of cell division whereby one celled organisms divide and body cells divide in growth and replacement.
    Source: Anthromorphemics
  • nuclear division characterized by the splitting of chromosomes, by spindle formation and so forth, cell division with the formation of threadlike structures
    Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
  • somatic cell division resulting in two daughter cells, each with the same chromosome complement as the parent cell
    Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
  • The replication of a cell to form two daughter cells with identical sets of chromosomes.
  • Mitosis is a cellular process that replicates chromosomes and produces two identical nuclei in preparation for cell division. Generally, mitosis is immediately followed by the equal division of the cell nuclei and other cell contents into two daughter cells.


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