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.
Gap 1 (G1)
Gap 2 (G2)
Mitosis consists of:
TelophaseRelationship of Stages
DNA has uncoiled back into 46 pieces of chromatin. There would be 46 pieces in each new cell (just like we started with!)