Onion Root � Mitosis & Cytokinesis by g85Stt7N

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									   Onion Root –
Mitosis & Cytokinesis
  Why do we use onion roots to view
  stages of Mitosis and Cytokinesis?

• The cells near the tip of the roots (the
  meristem) are actively dividing, therefore
  many cells will be in various stages of mitosis.

• Onion cells stain readily and are easily
  viewable.
a) Name the
phase pictured
to the left
b) Name
the phase
pictured to
the left
c) Name the
phase
pictured to
the left
d) Identify the phase indicated below

								
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