Which part of mitosis is most confusing?
One common point of confusion is the difference between chromosomes and chromatids during the mitosis phases. Chromosomes are long DNA strands that are packed into dense finger-like structures by proteins during mitosis.
What is the most difficult phase of mitosis to identify?
DNA is most difficult to visualize at prophase stage of mitosis. Explanation: At prophase stage, no well defined chromosomes are present. DNA is present in the form of thin chromatin fibers that are difficult to visualize under microscope.
What is the hardest cell phase to identify?
The stage at which it is most difficult to see DNA is during Interphase.
What is the easiest phase of mitosis to identify?
The chromosomes are most easily seen and identified at the metaphase stage of cell division and most of the chromosome images in this gallery are pictures of metaphase chromomosomes.
Why is G1 phase the longest?
G1 is typically the longest phase of the cell cycle. This can be explained by the fact that G1 follows cell division in mitosis; G1 represents the first chance for new cells have to grow. Cells usually remain in G1 for about 10 hours of the 24 total hours of the cell cycle.
Which phase of the cell cycle is longest shortest?
Note: The shortest phase of the cell cycle is the Mitotic phase (M phase) and the longest phase of the cell cycle is G-1 phase.
How long does each stage of mitosis take?
The time required then for the complete process of mitotic cell division would lie within the following limits: Prophase, 30 to 60 minutes; metaphase, 2 to 10 minutes; anaphase 2 to 3 minutes; telophase 3 to 12 minutes and the reconstruction period from 30 t’o 120 minutes: total 70 to 180 minutes.