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anaphase




anaphase
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The stage of mitosis during which the two sets of chromosomes separate and move away from each other.

During anaphase A the chromosomes move toward the two spindle poles; during anaphase B the spindle poles move apart. This permits each daughter cell to have a copy of each of the cell's original chromosomes. Anaphase comes after metaphase and before telophase.


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