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Key player in cell metabolism identified - Science Daily


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The Stages of the Cell Cycle

Atlanta, Georgia - United States

The stages of cell division (G1, S, G2. mitosis) are described and illustrated with an animation of the cell cycle:

- G1 and G2 stand for 'gaps'. This refers to the fact that nothing very obvious is occurring in the nucleus of the cells during these stages. The cells are actually very active. They are growing and preparing to divide.
- S stands for synthesis. This is the phase of the cell cycle in which the DNA is copied or replicated.
- M stands for mitosis. This is the stage of the cell cycle in which the cell actually divides into two daughter cells.

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The cell cycle refers to the events that take place in a cell between its inception and subsequent replication. The cell cycle is composed of 4 distinct phases: G1 phase, S phase, G2 phase, and M phase. Interphase is a collective term that describes the G1, S, and G2 phases. During interphase, the cell is growing and preparing for mitosis (M phase) by accumulating nutrients and replicating DNA. The M phase is composed of 2 coupled processes calle

Cell Cycle and Mitosis Tutorial
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Includes images and a QuickTime animation of the process.

Cell Cycle - Tocris Bioscience
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Yeast Cell Cycle Analysis Project
United States

Resource for information on yeast genes regulated over the cell division cycle, from Stanford University, California.

Landes Bioscience Journals: Cell Cycle
United States

Cell Cycle covers all topics from man to virus, from DNA to RNA, from aging to development, from cell senescence to stem cells, from apoptosis to autophagy, from cancer to neurobiology, from molecular and theoretical biology to medicine and therapy. Cell Cycle utilizes an online submission and tracking system designed to provide efficient service to authors. Through the online system, author files are automatically converted to PDFs, submissions

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Offers images throughout the life cycle. From the Department of Entromology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Developmental Stages of Spissistilus festinus Most Susceptible to Hemipteran Predators
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Suggests that S. festinus nymphs are potential prey for G. punctipes and N. roseipennis in the field. Text version of Florida Entomologist article, with a hyperlink to the PDF version.

Ant Colony Cycle
United States

View photos and read explanations of the life and building cycle of an ant colony. Click on the images for additional details.

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Photographic study following the process from mating to the emergence of the butterfly from the pupa.

The Morel Life Cycle
United States

An article by Tom Volk on this delicious fungus and attempts to cultivate it.