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Explain how information is transferred through DNA on chromosomes when cells divide.

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DNA has made a copy of itself during the S phase of the cell cycle as explained by the previous answer. During prophase the DNA condenses into chromosomes. The sister chromatids are being held together by the centromere. The chromatids are exact copies. When the cell continues through mitosis the chromatids separate and each goes to an opposite side of the cell. When all the chromatids are separated the nuclear envelope reforms and cytokinesis occurs. You now have 2 identical copies of each strand of DNA in each new...

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