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The question is:
Cell differentiation occurs following:
If I have done my reading correctly, the correct answer is metaphase II
Metaphase, from the ancient Greek μετα (after) and φασις (stage), is a stage of mitosis in the eukaryotic cell cycle in which condensed chromosomes, carrying genetic information, align in the middle of the cell before being separated into each of the two daughter cells.
If this is not correct, can someone help me understand the different transitions? I am really confused
OK, in further study, I found this: during telophase II, the cell returns to a nondividing condition. As cytokinesis occurs, new nuclear membranes form, chormosomes uncoil, nucleoli re-form, and the spindles disappear. This stage is followed by differentiation; the four cells mature inot gametes-either sperm or eggs.
With that information, I will be changing the answer to Telophase II. Hopefully I was able to answer my own question correctly. Please let me know.
yup i agree.. bcause by definition cell differentiation refers to the process where an initially immature (unspecialized) cell has attained its mature (specialized) form and function.. cheers
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