Monday, February 21, 2011

Mitosis = Somatic Cell Division

Mitosis is the process of cell division for eukaryotic cells found in multicellular organisms.  All cells come from existing cells and mitosis is how most cells divide. The only eukaryotic cells which do not divide by mitosis are sex cells a.k.a. gametes a.k.a sperm and egg cells.



The following links are to sites which can help you understand how mitosis works. The sites combine images, text and animation. Look at each site to best understand how the process works.

http://www.cellsalive.com/mitosis.htm 

http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio104/mitosis.htm

http://www.johnkyrk.com/mitosis.html


http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animations/content/mitosis.html

3 comments:

Ronald Shereni said...

so mitosis is different from meiosis how exactly?

Ronald Shereni said...

so how is mitosis different from meiosis?

Mr. Cantor said...

Hi Ronald,
http://www.cellsalive.com/meiosis.htm might give you an idea of how meiosis is different.