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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The stage of mitosis and meiosis, following prophase and preceding anaphase, during which the chromosomes are aligned along the metaphase plate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In cytology, the second or middle stage of karyokinetic cell-division, or mitosis, in which the chromosomes are collected to form the equatorial plate of the spindle and undergo longitudinal fission. Compare anaphase and telophase.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the stage of mitosis and meiosis, that follows prophase and comes before anaphase, during which condensed chromosomes become aligned before being separated

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  • noun the second stage of meiosis
  • noun the second stage of mitosis

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  • - Perhaps the most recognizable phase of mitosis is termed metaphase, a stage where the chromosomes, attached to the kinetochore microtubules, begin to align in a single plane (known as the metaphase plate) midway between the spindle poles (see Figure 1 (c)).

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  • - Perhaps the most recognizable phase of mitosis is termed metaphase, a stage where the chromosomes, attached to the kinetochore microtubules, begin to align in a single plane (known as the metaphase plate) midway between the spindle poles (see Figure 1 (c)).

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  • - Perhaps the most recognizable phase of mitosis is termed metaphase, a stage where the chromosomes, attached to the kinetochore microtubules, begin to align in a single plane (known as the metaphase plate) midway between the spindle poles (see Figure 1 (c)).

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  • Standard cytogenetic analysis including preparation of karyotypes, metaphase and interphase based fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), high resolution single nucleotide polymorphism oligonucleotide based array (SNP array) analysis and mutation analysis of the INI1/SMARCB1 gene are available.

    Cancer Cytogenetics Lab

  • Okay - it's out there, but the third cake the second set of bat cupcakes looks like chromosomes in metaphase to me.

    Halloween Heckling

  • He neglects to mention that metaphase I oocyte chromosome alignment is mechanistically different from mitosis the chromosomes are physically tethered to each other, and that metaphase II, which is mechanistically similar to mitosis, does have abnormalities.

    Wells vs tiny flies - The Panda's Thumb

  • He reports that while Xkid deficient frog cells have PEF defects, frog oocytes have normal metaphase I.

    Wells vs tiny flies - The Panda's Thumb

  • He reports that while Xkid deficient frog cells have PEF defects, frog oocytes have normal metaphase I.

    Wells vs tiny flies - The Panda's Thumb

  • It predicts that spindle microtubules in animal cells begin to oscillate at the beginning of prometaphase, and that those oscillations rapidly accelerate until metaphase,.

    Wells vs tiny flies - The Panda's Thumb

  • He neglects to mention that metaphase I oocyte chromosome alignment is mechanistically different from mitosis the chromosomes are physically tethered to each other, and that metaphase II, which is mechanistically similar to mitosis, does have abnormalities.

    Wells vs tiny flies - The Panda's Thumb

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