Mitosis and the Cell Cycle
Cells divide in a series of stages called the cell-cycle.
During the cell cycle the genetic material is doubled and then divided into two identical cells.
You need to know the three stages shown in the diagram below:
Mitosis is important for the growth, repair and development of multicellular organisms. Some examples of where mitosis occur include:
- The replacement of new cells on the skin's surface
- The growing tips of shoots and roots in plants