Garlic Root Tip Lab Report

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Observation of Mitosis in Garlic Root Tips:

Abstract:
This practical examined garlic root tip cells for the observation of the five stages of mitosis.Mitotic division consists of five significant stages which were identified and recorded. The results revealed that the garlic root tip cells are in the interphase stage of the cell division cycle for majority of the time.

Introduction:
This lab report outlines an experiment on the observation of mitosis in the cells of garlic root tips. Mitosis simply put is the division of a nucleus producing two daughter cells with the same number of chromosomes as the parent cell. Miotic cell division consists of five stages: Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase and Telophase. The purpose of this experimet was to identify and observe cells within each stage of mitosis using garlic root tip cells. This root tip was choosen because of its rapid growth and it can be easily avaliable and grown in large numbers. The rapid root growth proved advantageous as it allowed the observation of multiple cells in each mitotic stage within a small sample. It was expected that the majority of the cells found would be in interphase as a large proportion of the cell division cycle is spent with the cell performing its normal cellular functions.

Materials:
The Materials required for this experiment include; a
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The sister chromatids are pulled towards oppsite poles of the cell.

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Telophase:the chormatids are now called chormosomes. The nuclear envelope reforms arounds the two sets of chromosomes to form two new nuclei and in each nucleus the nucleolus reforms. The spindle fibres disappear and the chromosomes become uncoiled, elongated and are no longer visible.

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