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telophase




The terminal stage of mitosis or meiosis during which nuclei revert to interphase. Telophase follows anaphase. In mitosis, telophase involves the division of the cytoplasm to form two daughter cells with the same number of chromosomes as the original cell nucleus. The separated chromatids accumulate at the poles of the spindle and a nuclear membrane forms to separate the two groups. In meiosis, there are two stages of telophase. In the first stage, two daughter cells are produced when a membrane forms between the separated chromatids. In the second telophase, these daughter cells divide to produce four cells, which are haploid.


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