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Mitotic cell cycle

Post by Biome » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:51 pm

Hello all. :)

So the mitotic cell cycle is composed of the following phases: Prophase/Prometaphase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase.

What I'm wondering is, what is the relative lengths of time of each of these stages (e.g. how long does prophase/prometaphase last compared to anaphase etc.) Textbooks don't really specify on how long these stages last, instead they tend to emphasize the order of the stages and the processes that occur in each. So I was wondering if anyone could help me with this. I've looked online and I haven't been able to find a set "answer" to this question so I'm wondering if anyone can help me here. Thanks!

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Re: Mitotic cell cycle

Post by JackBean » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:18 pm

That depends on organism and even on developmental stage.
This is picture from clever book The Cell Cycle by Morgan.
You can see, that in some organisms some stages can be even missing.

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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Post by jwalin » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:16 am

as jackbean said
it all depends on the kind of the cell

note: what you did was you implied that mitosis = cell cycle. cell cycle has a lot more stage as it can also be seen from the above diagram.

now when you are talking about the lengths of the phases of mitosis even i am all questions
it isn't what you do that matters but it is how you do it

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