Telophase: The chromosomes gather at the poles of the cell, and the cell divides via cytokinesis forming 2 daughter cells. The nuclear envelope reappears, the spindle apparatus disappears and the chromosomes de-condense back into chromatin.
What phase do chromosomes return to chromatin?
During interphase (1), chromatin is in its least condensed state and appears loosely distributed throughout the nucleus. Chromatin condensation begins during prophase (2) and chromosomes become visible. Chromosomes remain condensed throughout the various stages of mitosis (2-5).
Do chromosomes return to their chromatin state in telophase?
During telophase both sets of chromatids are surround by new nuclear membranes and chromosomes decondense into chromatin. Cytokinesis (the dividing of the cytoplasm into two cells) follows telophase. If the cell were arrested during telophase, distinct chromatids would no longer be visible.
Do chromosomes uncoil into chromatin?
The spindle fibers disappear; the chromosomes uncoil and become spaghetti-like chromatin again, and the nuclear membrane reappears. Cytokinesis is where the cytoplasm splits into two daughter cells and usually occurs simultaneously with telophase.
What three phases are individual chromosomes no longer visible?
It is during interphase, telophase, and cytokinesis that the chromosomes are no longer visible.
What does telophase 1 look like?
At each pole, during this stage, there is a complete haploid set of chromosomes (but each chromosome still has two sister chromatids). A cleavage furrow appears, and by the end of this stage the parent cell has divided into two daughter cells. This separation of the cytoplasm is called cytokinesis.