Stages of the Cell Cycle Cycle: _______
Purpose: To reinforce terms and concepts about the cell cycle.
Matching: Match statements in column A with the phases of mitosis in column B.
______ 1. Nucleolus appears within each new nucleus. a. prophase
______ 2. Centromeres divide. b. metaphase
______ 3. Chromosomes become visible. c. anaphase
______ 4. Spindle fibres begin to form. d. telophase
______ 5. DNA replicates. e. interphase
______ 6. Replicated strands move toward opposite poles.
______ 7. Chromosomes form a line across the middle of the cell.
______ 8. Nuclear membrane forms around each set of chromosomes.
______ 9. Cell grows.
Fill in the Blanks: Write the name of the stage of the cell cycle that corresponds to each event.
1. Centrioles move to opposite ends of the cell. ________________________
2. Chromosome strands separate toward opposite ends of the cell. ________________________
3. A copy of each chromosome is made. ________________________
4. Cell membrane pinches together and the cytoplasm divides. ________________________
5. The nuclear membrane disappears. ________________________
6. Daughter cells form. ________________________
7. Double stranded chromosomes line up in the center of the cell. ________________________
8. This takes up most of the cell’s life. ________________________
Short Answer: Write your answers in the spaces provided.
1. Describe the end result of mitosis. ______________________________________________________
2. Name the cells that form as the end product of mitosis. _______________________________
3. Describe how a cell prepares for mitosis. _________________________________________________
4. Explain what happens to a cell during interphase. __________________________________________
5. Make two sketches to illustrate how cell division in plant cells differs from cell division in animal cells.
Briefly explain your sketches.