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Cell Division

Post by bookworm29 » Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:55 pm

Ok well our body cells divide by mitosis.
Whenever i think of mitosis i think of the nucleus dividing, what happens to the organelles in the cell, how do the two new cells have all the organelles?
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Post by MrMistery » Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:29 pm

prior to mitosis, all the organelles except the centrosome, pastids and mithocondria are distroyed. During cell division, the centrosome replicates and each daughter cell gets one. Plastids and mithocondria can divide independently, so there is no problem if the daughet cells end up with only a few of them. All the other organelles can simply be resynthetised after division.
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Post by bookworm29 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:10 am

Thanks, this helps
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