What is mitosis?


-Is a cell division in which the cell divides longitudinally and duplicates itself, forming two daughter cells.
-The cells receive precisely the same number and size of chromosomes as the original parent cell.
-Mitosis occurs during the growth of organisms
-E.g in the development of fertilized egg into an adult human being.
-Mitosis is the basis of asexual reproduction.
-It’s divided into four stages: prophase , metaphase, anaphase and telophase.
 -The entire process takes about an hour and is followed by a resting stage called ‘interphase’.
-One of the best place in which mitosis occurs is the tip of a growing root (such as young bean roots)

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