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The Abundancy of Cells in each Stage of Mitosis

Postby tnnn » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:48 pm


I was given a mulitple choice, but for this one I am unsure.

Q. If one were looking at a large number of mitotic cells in embryonic tissue, one might expect to find cells of the four principal stages in the following order, from most abundant to least abundan:

a)anaphase, prophase, telophase, metaphase.
b) prophase, telophase, metaphase, anaphase.
c) telophase, metaphase, prophase, anaphase.
d) prophase, anaphase, telophase, metaphase.

I read my textbook but that didn't help me determine, so I did some online research and came upon:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_stage_in ... st_time_in

I then decided that whatever the % of cell in the cell stages must correspond to the amount of cells in that cycle. So, from accending to decending % I used that to decide the abundancy. Hence the higher the % the higher the amount of cells.

So, the closest matching answer I thought was:

b) prophase (14%) , telophase (3%) , metaphase (4%), anaphase (0.8%).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby sully » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:09 am

found data on this site- it corresponds more closely with option d.

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Postby canalon » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:14 am

Nope both sites agree. And option b seems to be correct.

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Postby tnnn » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:13 am

Thanks guys. =D
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