Cellular Biology

Key Point: cell division, mitosis
It’s and important factor to discuss the stages of cell division and mitosis when outlining cellular biology. Mitosis is the way cells reproduce, through mitiosis cells can make copies to grow in population. Bacteria can do this fairly quick. Through constant medical research in this area can potentially provide new medicines to combat infectious bacteria.

Modern Biology by Otto and Towle
This book what particulary good for learning the basics concerning mitosis as it was a recently published book. The stages of mitosis were outlined well as there were clear illustrations and microscopic views of actual cell division. Along with the charts the author gave a very well written explination of each stage close by that was easy to understand. There were plenty of illustrations throughout the Cell Division chapter to help gain knowledge of this section like that of chromosones and fertalization. Theres also a brief explination of meiosis equipped with two illustrations as well, this is important to know when discussing mitosis because they go hand in hand when cells divide. Along with all the educational pros of the book, there were  few extra added perks such as the vocaubulary section which gave definitions to all the questionable words in the chapter and a chapter summary that seemed to help refresh the brain of all the components just discussed.

Site:  The Biology Project- Cell Cycle and Mitosis Tutorial

I really liked the biology project website, it had very clear and helpful organization.  There is well rounded descriptions of mitosis, the cell cycle and DNA.  Each of them contain a crafty illustration which helps put two and two together when undertanding new concepts. I found the animation video of mitiosis found on the site particulary helpful as it shows mitosis in action. The website also contains and online test, to find out how much you know about the cell cycle, which can be useful when studying the subject.

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