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Longest phase in cell divison

Postby rakesh61 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:45 am

Sir please tell me which is the longest phase of cell divison is it

Prophase or G1 or metaphase

I think it should be prophase am i correct if not please tell me the correct ans
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Postby Jammerz » Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:53 am

I would say G1, though that is not a phase of cell division; rather it is a part of interphase (part of cell cycle where the cell is not actively dividing).

The length of the cell cycle in most higher eukaryotes takes about 18-24 hours. Mitosis itself only takes 1-2 hours.
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:10 am

definitely not metaphase, which is the shortest phase.. ;)
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Postby daniel.kurz » Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:37 am

Go with Jammerz and look at G1 being part of interphase. Interphase is the longest by far in most cases.
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Postby said212 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:18 pm

Alot of transformation occurs in interphase so it is most likely the correct answer.
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Postby yuvasoft » Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:44 am

metaphase is the longest phase
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:10 am

no it's not
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Postby whizzbee » Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:37 pm

i think it's interphase, the mitosis of an onion root cell for instances, prophase till telophase happens for about 1 hour, the interphase happens for about 23 hours (10 hours for the G1, 10 hours for the S phase and 3 hours for the G2).
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