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    Lab #3 Part 1. Mitosis Conclusion

    3A.1 Mitosis in Plant and Animal Cells
    - What is the function of mitosis?
    - What is the difference between karyokinesis and cytokinesis.
    - Why were the whitefish blastula and the onion root tip chosen for observation?
    - Using the light microscope, what key structures were identifiable to help you to differentiate between the phases of mitosis?
    - Briefly describe the EXCITING events that you observed in each of the phases that you identified.

    3A.2 Time for Cell Replication
    - How did you estimate the average length of time that a cell spends in the various stages of mitosis?
    - What did your results show about phase lengths?
    - What sources of error might you encounter with this method?

Last Modified on November 16, 2011