1. Review a textbook section on the cell cycle.
2. As a review activity, label the various stages of the cell's life cycle represented in figure 6.1 and the structures indicated in figure 6.2.
3. Observe the animal mitosis models and review the major events in a cell's life cycle represented by each of them. Be sure you can arrange these models in correct sequence if their positions are changed. The acronym IPMAT can help you arrange the correct order of phases in the cell cycle. This includes interphase followed by the four phases of mitosis.
4. Complete Part A of Laboratory Report 6.
5. Obtain a slide of the whitefish mitosis (blastula).
a. Examine the slide using the high-power objective of a microscope. The tissue on this slide was obtained from a developing embryo (blastula) of a fish, and many of the embryonic cells are undergoing mitosis. Note that the chromosomes of these reproducing cells are darkly stained (fig. 6.3).
b. Search the tissue for cells in various stages of reproduction. Note that there are several sections on the slide. If you cannot locate different stages in one section, examine the cells of another section since the stages occur at random.
c. Each time you locate a cell in a different stage, sketch it in an appropriate circle in Part B
of the laboratory report.
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