MITOSIS and the CELL CYCLE. Cell Cycle vs. Mitosis. Cell cycle = life cycle of a cell; growth, division, etc. Mitosis = one step of the cell cycle; division. Why do our Cells Need to Divide?.
Only one hour out of 22 is spent in active division (Mitosis)
Depending upon the type of cell undergoing the cycle.
DNA has uncoiled back into 46 pieces of chromatin. There would be 46 pieces in each new cell (just like we started with!)