Mitosis and meiosis are critical cellular functions that are crucial to our survival
Mitosis is considered nuclear division, since its main stages deal strictly with the nucleus and its contents (DNA). Mitosis consists of 4 major stages: Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, and Telophase. Mitosis is part of a larger process called the cell cycle. When a living organism needs new cells to repair damage, grow, or just maintain its condition, cells undergo the cell cycle. In this lab you are going to determine the approximate time it takes for a cell to pass through each of the four stages of mitosis. You may use your textbook and class notes to help you identify the stages of mitosis as seen under the microscope.