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Science

Cell division

Mitosis

Mitosis is the type of cell division that leads to growth or repair. When a cell divides by mitosis:

  • two new cells form
  • each cell is identical to the other one, and the cell they were formed from

Stages of mitosis

  1. parent cell
  2. chromosomes make identical copies of themselves
  3. they line up along the centre
  4. they move apart
  5. two daughter cells form with identical chromosomes to the parent cell

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