Mitosis

Science / Genetics / Mitosis: The process of nuclear division in cells that produces daughter cells that are genetically identical to each other and to the parent cell.

Isochromosome

Science / Genetics / Isochromosome: A metacentric chromosome produced during mitosis or meiosis when the centromere splits transversely instead of longitudinally: the arms of such chromosome are equal in length and genetically identical MORE

Aster

Science / Biology / Aster: Short fibers produced by cells during mitosis and meiosis. These radiate from the centriole (if it is present). MORE

Interphase

Science / Biology / Interphase: The period between cell divisions when growth and replacement occur in preparation for the next division; consists of gap 1 (G1), synthesis (S), and gap 2 (G2). MORE

Centromere

Science / Biology / Centromere: A specialized region on each chromatid to which kinetochores and sister chromatids attach. MORE

Linkage

Science / Biology / Linkage: The condition in which the inheritance of a specific chromosome is coupled with that of a given gene. The genes stay together during meiosis and end up in the same gamete. MORE

Embryo

Science / Biology / Embryo: Term applied to the zygote after the beginning of mitosis that produces a multicellular structure. MORE

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