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- The cell cycle in prokaryotes is quite simple: the cell grows, its DNA replicates, and the cell divides.
- In eukaryotic cells there are two growth phases, and cell division and mitosis.
- The cell cycle is controlled mainly by regulatory proteins.
- These proteins control the cycle by signaling the cell to either start or delay the next phase of the cycle.
- Cancer is a disease that occurs when the cycle is no longer regulated and may form a mass of abnormal cells called a tumor.
The two main phases of the cell cycle are interphase and mitosis. What happens during each of these phases?
What stage of the eukaryotic cell cycle involves cell growth, synthesis of DNA, and preparation for cell division?