The Dynamics and Mechanics of Mitosis

Jeremy D. Pickett-Heaps and Julianne Pickett-Heaps, Cytographics
Jeremy D. Pickett-Heaps and Julianne Pickett-Heaps, Cytographics

The Dynamics and Mechanics of Mitosis

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Mitosis requires cells to organize numerous jumbled chromosomes and then separate them with absolute fidelity into two equal groups. How this extraordinary process is accomplished is still poorly understood.

This DVD reveals the events of mitosis at a level of detail usually seen only in research laboratories. In addition, two Appendices show mitosis in a classical system, the diatom cell, and some experiments on living cells that...

Mitosis requires cells to organize numerous jumbled chromosomes and then separate them with absolute fidelity into two equal groups. How this extraordinary process is accomplished is still poorly understood.

This DVD reveals the events of mitosis at a level of detail usually seen only in research laboratories. In addition, two Appendices show mitosis in a classical system, the diatom cell, and some experiments on living cells that illustrate why the mechanisms involved in mitosis are so difficult to define and understand.

Extensive teacher's notes are available at www.cytographics.com.

Running time: 60 minutes
© 2007 Jeremy D. Pickett-Heaps. A Cytographics production by Jeremy D. Pickett-Heaps and Julianne Pickett-Heaps.

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