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  • n  cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes

  • There you are standing in front of a class of squirming adolescents, trying to interest them in how cells divide and mitosis and how biology is the key to life.
  • These groups, or cells, which constantly split and multiply in a sort of mitosis, constitute the radical wing of Women's Liberation.
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  • Bearing witness to the phenomenon of symmetric cell division
    For more than 125 years, scientists have been peering through microscopes, carefully watching cells divide. Until now, however, none has actually seen how cells manage to divide precisely into two equally-sized daughter cells during mitosis. Such perfect division depends on the position of the mitotic spindle (chromosomes, microtubules, and spindle poles) within the cell, and it’s now clear that ...
    July 18, 2013 - Science Daily

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