Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction

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Post-Lab Report #8 Lab Topic 9: Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction (10 points possible) 1. Briefly describe the purpose of mitosis in your life. (1 point) 2. How many total chromosomes do humans typic

Post-Lab Report #8

Lab Topic 9: Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction (10 points possible)

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1. Briefly describe the purpose of mitosis in your life. (1 point)

2. How many total chromosomes do humans typically have in each diploid cell? (1 point)

3. What specific process during the cell cycle separates the cytoplasm into two halves? (1 point)

4. Typically, are the two daughter cells produced as a result of mitosis genetically identical to each other? (1 point)

5. What function do the spindle fibers accomplish in mitosis? (1 point)

6.  Why does a cleavage furrow form in an animal cell during mitosis, but does not form in a plant cell during mitosis? (1 point)

7. Briefly explain why interphase (G1, S, G2) is needed in the cell cycle. (1 point)

8. Why do you think that DNA is more condensed during mitosis (division) than during interphase? (1 point)

9. Briefly explain what sister chromatids are. (1 point)

10. Which type of cell would you expect to divide faster; a skin cell or a brain cell, and why? (1 point)