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Mitotic phase

Definition noun The phase in the life cycle of a cell highlighted by chromosomal separation resulting into two identical... Read More

Spermiogenesis

Spermiogenesis Definition Spermiogenesis is the stage of spermatogenesis wherein the spermatids differentiate into mature... Read More

Mitosis

Mitosis Definition What is mitosis? In biology, mitosis refers to the cellular process where a single cell divides... Read More

Gap 0 phase

Definition noun The phase in the cell cycle wherein the cell is in inactive or non-cycling state following cell... Read More

Gap 2 phase

Definition noun (cell biology) A sub-phase in the interphase of the cell cycle wherein the cell continues to grow and then... Read More

Meiosis

What is Meiosis? A simple definition of meiosis would be is this: meiosis is the process of cell division that results in... Read More

Synthesis phase

Definition noun (cell biology) A sub-phase in the interphase wherein the cell primarily duplicates its DNA via... Read More

Cell cycle

Definition noun (cell biology) The sequence of growth and division of a cell, and consists of a series of biological... Read More

Gap 2-M DNA damage checkpoint

Definition noun (cell biology) A control mechanism in G2 phase of the cell cycle that ensures the cell is ready for cell... Read More

Gap 1 phase

Definition noun (cell biology) The first period in the interphase wherein the cell primarily grows in cell... Read More

Centrosome

Centrosome Definition What is a centrosome? The centrosome is considered to be the main microtubule-organizing... Read More

Interphase

Definition noun The phase in the life cycle of a cell wherein the cell grows in size, replicates its DNA, and prepares for... Read More

Cytokinesis

Definition noun The division of the cytoplasm and the plasma membrane following the division of the nucleus resulting into... Read More

Human Reproduction

Terminology and Concepts Primary reproductive organs are called gonads - testes in the male and ovaries in the female.... Read More

Vascular plants

Definition of Vascular plants The term 'vascular' is derived from the Latin word vāsculum, vās, meaning "a container and... Read More

Mosaicism

Cells often go through many divisions before they become a part of an organism’s genetic make-up. This leaves room for... Read More

Chromatin

Chromatin Definition What is chromatin in a cell? Chromatin is a complex of nucleic acids (e.g. DNA or RNA) and proteins... Read More

Cells know when to separate at mitosis

How do cells know when to separate during mitosis? A molecule called BubR1 was found to regulate the timing of the division... Read More

Gametophyte generation

Definition noun (botany) A phase in the life cycle of certain plants and algae that starts with a spore up to the time that... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Recombination DNA repair

Recombination DNA Repair Definition Recombination DNA repair is a biological reparative process in response to DNA damage... Read More

Sporophyte generation

Definition noun (botany) A phase in the life cycle of certain plants and algae that starts with the union of gametes up to... Read More

Diploid

Diploid Definition Let's first understand the meaning of the word - diploid. From the words ‘di’, meaning "two", and... Read More

Telophase I

Definition noun The stage in the first meiotic division after anaphase I, and identified by the complete movement and... Read More

Sexual reproduction

Sexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction involving the fusion of haploid female gamete (egg cell) and haploid male... Read More

Anaphase II

Definition noun The third stage in meiosis II after prophase II, and highlights the separation of the sister chromatids of... Read More

Metaphase I

Definition noun The second stage in the first meiotic division after prophase I, and highlights the alignment of paired... Read More