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Stages of Mitosis

What is mitosis? What are the stages of mitosis? What happens in each stage?

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Mitosis (mitotic cell division) is the process by which single cells reproduce themselves. Each cell undergoing mitosis produces two daughter cells that are genetically identical to each other and to the parent cell. Mitosis can be divided into several stages:

The centrosome duplicates; chromosomes condense and become visible. The chromosomes have already replicated (this happened during the S phase of the cell ...

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This posting lists the stages of mitosis, with a short description of each stage.