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Biology Laboratory Manual, 6/e
Darrell S. Vodopich, Baylor University
Randy Moore, University of Minnesota--Minneapolis

Exercise 13 - Mitosis

Complete the essay questions below and provide your answers as required by your instructor


Compare and contrast mitosis in plant and animal cells.

During the study of mitosis in animal cells, cells of white fish blastula were used as an example. Considering that a blastula is an early embryonic stage of vertebrates, why do you think this was a good choice to view mitosis?

Considering that meristems are localized areas of rapid cell division, where else on plants do you think they are found, besides root tips?