McCarter Biology

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How Long Is Each Phase of Mitosis?

onion mitosis

Learning Ojectives:  to use prepared slide of onion root-tip cells to locate and count cells in mitosis and interphase; to compute the length of time in minutes needed to complete each phase; compare data of the time needed for normal cells to complete each phase with that of abnormal cancer cells.

Key concepts:  microscope use; mitotic phases; cell cycle; cancer


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