During which phase would you expect the chromosomes to shorten and thicken?

Each pair of chromatids is a product from duplication of one chromosome in the S phase from interphase. These chromatids are held together by the centromere. Throughout the process of prophase the chromosomes condense meaning they get shorten and thicken to form visibly distinct threads within the nucleus.

Why do chromosomes become short and thick?

It happens so because it is physically easier for short and compact chromosomes to move through the cytoplasm than the very long and twisted interphase chromosomes..

What is the correct order of the stages of mitosis?

Today, mitosis is understood to involve five phases, based on the physical state of the chromosomes and spindle. These phases are prophase, prometaphase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase.

At what stage chromosomes are easily counted and why?

Cells in metaphase are used in medical research to measure whether all of the chromosomes are present and whether or not they are all intact. This process of looking at chromosomes under the microscope is called karyotyping.

What phase do 2 haploid daughter cells form?

During telophase I, the chromosomes are enclosed in nuclei. The cell now undergoes a process called cytokinesis that divides the cytoplasm of the original cell into two daughter cells. Each daughter cell is haploid and has only one set of chromosomes, or half the total number of chromosomes of the original cell.

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