Definition of anaphase in English:

anaphase

Line breaks: ana|phase
Pronunciation: /ˈanəfeɪz
 
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noun

[mass noun] Genetics
  • The third stage of cell division, between metaphase and telophase, during which the chromosomes move away from one another to opposite poles of the spindle.
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    • The events in this stage of the cell cycle leading to cell division are prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase.
    • This pattern is generally characterized by nuclear localization during interphase and prophase and association with the spindle midzone during anaphase and telophase.
    • Finally, category III includes cells in anaphase / telophase either with or without a spindle signal present.

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