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Debate about Mitosis

Postby Adz795 » Fri May 06, 2011 9:26 am

Hello everyone, this is my first post on this site.

Now, in Campbell I read that Metaphase is the longest phase of mitosis lasting about 20 mins.
But, some other sources say that Prophase is the longest phase.
And yet some other sources say that metaphase is actually the shortest phase!

I don't get this. Please explain. =)
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Re: Debate about Mitosis

Postby JackBean » Fri May 06, 2011 10:18 am

the length of particular stages differ quite a lot and some may be even missing ;)
here you have some examples:
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http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Postby JackBean » Fri May 06, 2011 10:19 am

hm, but yu're talking only about mitosis, not the full cell cycle... but I guess it will differ as well ;)
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Re: Debate about Mitosis

Postby Adz795 » Fri May 06, 2011 5:08 pm

Wow... That chart is fascinating! I never knew that.
You sure increased my exposure to this topic. Thanks a lot! =)
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