CELL DIVISION IS PART OF THE CELL CYCLE. A CYCLE IS ANY ACTIVITY THAT REGULARLY REPEATS. CELL CYCLE INCLUDES INTERPHASE & CELL DIVISION (MITOSIS & CYTOKINESIS) All living things live, grow, reproduce & die in a life cycle. Cell Cycle = normal sequence of development & division of a cell.
INTERPHASE: cell is not dividing, but much of cell’s activity occurs here.
Cell grows to 2X original size & does its normal life activities.
DNA gets copied here to prepare for cell division
Mitosis is part of cell division where nucleus divides (not occur in prokaryotes- only 1 chromosome & no nucleus)
CYTOKINESIS: division of the parent cell’s cytoplasm (right after mitosis)
2 identical “daughter” cells form with complete set of DNA from parent cell.INTERPHASE & CELL DIVISION