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Cell cycle

The cell cycle is the cycle of a biological cell, consisting of repeated mitotic cell division and interphase (the growth phase).


Schematic of the cell cycle. I=Interphase, M=Mitosis.
The duration of mitosis in relation to the other phases has
been exaggerated in this diagram.
The cell cycle consists of The cell cycle stops at several checkpoints and can only proceed if certain conditions are met, for example, if the cell has reached a certain diameter. Some cells, such as neurons, never divide once they become locked in a G0 phase[?].

Details of mitosis

Schematic of interphase (brown) and mitosis (yellow).

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