Mitosis Qusestion

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Mitosis Qusestion

Post by Agronomy » Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:08 am

Suppose that you examined 100 cells in onion root tip squashes and obtained the following results:

Interphase - 62 cells
Prophase - 12 cells
metaphse - 1 cell
Anaphase - 11 cells
Telophase - 14 cells

Why is the number of cells showing the metaphase stage so low?

I know that one of the reasons is because metaphase is such a short stage, it won't have as many cells as the other ones. But I know there has got to be more to the question. Can anyone help?

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:55 pm

no there is nothing more. that is the answer. Metaphase is much shorter. And someone else posted the exact same question on the forum a few weeks ago. Do a forum search. Topic locked.
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