what are the events of the cell cycle in correct order, names, and specific steps of mitosis & what happens in each? connection between cancer?

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slupica | College Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

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The above answer is correct, but a bit short of details.  Just remember IPMAT.  Make a word of it.  That's it.  Interphase, prophase, metaphase anaphase and telophase followed by cytokinesis.

Think of it this way: 

The "I" is for inter - meaning the cell does what it does.  It is "in between" mitoses.  If its a neuron, it conducts electrical pulses.  If its a beta cell in the pancreas, it secretes insulin, etc.

The "P"  means the cell is "preparing" for mitosis.

The "M" means the chromosomes are moving to the "middle" of the cell.

The "A" means the chromosomes pairs are moving "apart"

The "T" indicates that the chromosomes are at the "tips" of the cell. 

Cytokinesis means the movement (kinesis) of the cellular contents (cyto)


Hope this helps.