Topic 1.6: Cell Division
Essential Idea: Cell division is essential but must be controlled.
At SHS, Topic 1.6 is taught in the following class unit(s):
Statements & Objectives:
1.6.U1 Mitosis is division of the nucleus into two genetically identical daughter nuclei.
1.6.U2 Chromosomes condense by supercoiling during mitosis.
1.6.U3 Cytokinesis occurs after mitosis and is different in plants and animal cells.
1.6.U4 Interphase is a very active phase of the cell cycle with many processes occurring in the nucleus and cytoplasm.
1.6.U5 Cyclins are involved in the control of the cell cycle.
1.6.U6 Mutagens, oncogenes and metastasis are involved in the development of primary and secondary tumors.
1.6.A1 The correlation between smoking and incidence of cancers.
1.6.S1 Identification of phases of mitosis in cells viewed with a microscope or in a micrograph.
1.6.S2 Determination of a mitotic index from a micrograph
1.6.NOS Serendipity and scientific discoveries- the discoveries of cyclins was accidental.
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