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Interphase

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The phase in the life cycle of a cell wherein the cell is not undergoing cell division (as compared to mitosis and meiosis)


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In cell cycle, interphase is the period between two consecutive cell divisions, e.g. the interval between two mitoses (hence the name). Compared to mitosis, the interphase is generally longer in duration; it is comprised of three stages: G1, S phase, and G2. During interphase, the cell typically undergoes growth (i.e. increases in cell size) and makes a copy of the cell's DNA to prepare for the next cell division.


Word origin: inter (between) + phase (from phasis, appearance)

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Genetics with Mitosis and Meiosis

Actually, I'm only certain that the DNA is replicated during interphase, not necessarily S-phase. Interphase = G1 + S + G2 The law of independent assortment wouldn't apply to mitosis because the alleles aren't be separated (see above).

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by wildfunguy
Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:06 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetics with Mitosis and Meiosis
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Re: Unidirectional ORI, Onion-Skin-Model

... gene is present. A developmentally controlled origin of replication, located within each gene cluster, is programmed to fire 3–6 times during interphase within the 5 h of choriogenesis. The process shown in Fig. 13-1 usually produces a 32- to 64-fold amplification of the eggshell genes." ...

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by Rost
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:52 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Unidirectional ORI, Onion-Skin-Model
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Views: 6263

Question about DNA Replication and Protein Synthesis

Look at the three stages of Interphase: G1 Stage, S Stage, and G2 Stage. The stages happen in this order, and occur after each stage is fully complete before moving to the next. The G1 stage is where DNA is checked for damage, and if there ...

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by chrisPbacon
Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Question about DNA Replication and Protein Synthesis
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Views: 2192

Question about DNA Replication and Protein Synthesis

Do DNA Replication and Protein Synthesis occur at the same time in the cell? I think that cells produce proteins in ALL phases of the interphase, but I am not too sure. Anyone have any ideas?

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by reyrey389
Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:02 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Question about DNA Replication and Protein Synthesis
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Views: 2192

Why might mitosis be thought of as cellular immortality?

... of as cellular immortality? I don't know if this may help, but I do know that once the sister daughter cells are formed (cytokinesis) they enter interphase and the whole cycle repeats.

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by reyrey389
Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:51 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Why might mitosis be thought of as cellular immortality?
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