the complete collection of that organisms' genetic information. This info exists in units called genes that lie along DNA's double helix
deoxyribonucleic acid, a long, vanishngly thin molecule.
DNA is devided and packaged into units called chromosomes -= 46 chromosomes
Chromosomes are made of chromatin
Chromotin - Molecular complex, composed of DNA and associated proteins, that makes up the chromosome.
A duplicated chromosomes consists of two sister chromatids that are genetically identical
When a cell is not dividing, the chromatin (DNA and associated proteins) is in uncondensed form
At the time of cell division, the chromatin condenses into chromosomes
Same in size and function
23 pairs of homologous chromosomes
ex. chrom 1 inherit form our mother, and it contains a set of genes very similar characterists to those that lie on chrom 1 from our father.
X and Y chromosomes
Females have 23 pairs of homologous chrom, 22 autosomes, and 1 pair of homologus X sex chromosoems.
Males have 22 pair of homologues autosomes, and 1 X chromosome and 1 Y chrom.
is the separation of a cell's duplicated chromosomes prior to cytokinesis.
4 phases: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase
the repeating pattern of growht, genetic duplication, and divison seen in most cfells.
2 Phases: Interphase(DNA replication but not yet condensed into chromosomes) and Mitotic phase ( mitosis and cytokinesis)
Chromatin has condensd into chromosomes
Chromosomes are in duplicated form
Nuclear envelope is starting to break up
centrosomes - outside the nucleus, structure that that organizes the assembly of microtubules. As centrosomes move to the cellular poles they are sprouting microtubules that are forming a globe inside the cell stretching it out plus attaching microtubules to sister chromatids (forming mitotic spindle ) and alinging tham at the metaphase plante
The sister chromatids are pulled apart and moved toward opposite poles of the cell
Each chromatid is now a full-fledged chromosome
The chromosomes unwind.
Nuclear envelope form
Mitotic spindle disapear
Two daughter nuclei are present in one elongating cell
A controctile ring of protein filaments forms a cleavage furrow at teh euqator of the cell
The ring contracts until the parent cell is pinched in two
How DNA packaged within cells?
duplicated DNA is wraped around an associated protein making a chromatin that condences into a chromosome.
When does cell division occur?
during grows, replace lost or damaged cells, repair injuries
During which phase of the cell cycle is DNA replicated?
During which phase of mitosis does DNA condense into chromosomes?