The Cell Cycle

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  1. What is the Cell Cycle? purpose?
    • The stages a cell goes through in order to divide and form two identical daughter cells.
    • - Growth to take place and repair tissues
  2. Explain the Cause and Consequences of Progeria.
    • Progeria is premature aging
    • Cause: Defect in DNA ( genetic material ), happens in early stage in embroytic stage, not genetic, affects gene that regulates cell
    • Consequences: cell does not divide normally, growth is affected(won't grow tall), Repair(bruise wont heal, be slow), lots of wrinkles b/c old cells reforming but new cells dont get replaced, skin not very eleastic, joint pain, blad(lose hair), hard time bending, NO CURE
  3. What is interphase?
    Cell is preparing for cell division, long, preparatory phase that occurs " in btwn " cell divisions
  4. what is G1 phase?
    the first gap phase where the cell increases in size due to the production of proteins and organelles.
  5. What is the S phase?
    is DNA " synthesis " phase, where the genetic materical replicates
  6. Image UploadDefine Chromatin.
    • - genetic material
    • - DNA wrapped around histones
    • - uncoiled, very thin
    • - not visible in light microscope
  7. Define Chromatid
    • After s-phase
    • - identical, connected by nucleotides
    • - copies of genetic material
    • - each one is a CHROMATID, the duplicated one is chromatin
  8. Define Chromosome.
    • -> mitosis
    • - genetic material folds on to itself
    • - coiled genetic material, thicker, shorter, more condensed
    • - visible under light microscope
    • - only appear when cell is about to divide (mitosis)
  9. Define Kinetochore.
    • - protein, both sides of chromatid
    • - moving genetic material apart
    • - acting as an anchor for spindle fibers

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  10. what is the G2 phase?
    the 2nd gap where the cell grows even further
  11. How can you tell an animal cell has conpleted interphase?

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    • The DNA has been replicated. Also, notice the increased cell size as the cytoplasm has been
    • enlarged
  12. What is Mitosis?
    the process of dividing the nucleus into two identical nuclei
  13. What happens in Prophase?
    • - nuclear envelope starts to break apart
    • - genetic material starts to coil
    • - shorter, thicker, more condensed ( duplicated chromosome )
    • - centrosome + centrioles in opposite sides
    • - spindle fibers ( bundles of microtubules )
    • - attached to kinetochore
    • - no nucleolus ( RNA, DNA, PROTEIN ) -> scatter, spread apart

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  14. what's the difference btwn animal and plant cells at the end of prophase?
    • animal cell - look at image
    • plant cell - has cell wall, no centrioles
    • aster means star-> does not form in plant cells
  15. what happens in metaphase of mitosis?
    • - chromosomes change position
    • - changes in spindle fibre so chromosomes line up

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  16. what is anaphase in mitosis?
    • - chromosomes are split apart
    • - spindle fibres are gonna pull in oppiste directions
    • - centromere is gonna split in half and 2 chromatid going to be split apart
    • -> going to be called chromosomes b/c they are split apart
    • - stained genetic material seen by dye
    • - chromatid pulled in oppisite directions

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  17. what is telephase in mitosis?
    • end stage
    • - opposite of prophase
    • - chromosome uncoil
    • - nucleolus reforms
    • - reformation of membrane
    • - microtubules go bk in cytoskeleton ( no more aster )
    • - made 2 genetic material
    • - nuclear envelope reforms and spindle fibers dissapear

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  18. what is Cytokinesis?
    process of dividing of the cytoplasm of a cell into 2 equal halves
  19. Contrast cytokinesis in animal and plant cells.
    • Animal cells: actin filaments -> connected to plasma proteins
    • - starts to shorten length, makes a groove in plasma membrane

    • Plant cells: cell wall (thick) and rigid has to be split in half using golgi complex
    • - corners can pinch away to form vesicles which is accuminating cellulose to make cell wall
    • - vesicles fuse together to form cell plate
    • - more and more cellulose is building up
    • - cell plate fuses with cell membrane
    • - cytoplasm splits in half ( 2 identical cells )

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  20. what is Binary fission?
    process of " dividing " a prokaryote into 2 identical cells.
  21. Describe the process of Binary Fission.
    • - does not hae muclear envelope
    • - having only 1 DNA molecule
    • 1. genetic material is copied
    • 2. separate DNA using plasma membrane
    • - Dna attaches to plasma membrane; plasma membrane grows longer btwn DNA (lengthens)
    • moves DNA strand at the end of cell
    • ( no microtubules, no spindle fibers)
    • - cell elongates a bit taking in more fluids
    • - plasma membrane moves inwards and creates a new cell wall

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The Cell Cycle
2010-11-09 08:53:52

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