anaphase

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anaphase

[′an·ə‚fāz]
(cell and molecular biology)
The stage in mitosis and in the second meiotic division when the centromere splits and the chromatids separate and move to opposite poles.
The stage of the first meiotic division when the two halves of a bivalent chromosome separate and move to opposite poles.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Of interest was the spherical actin mass that formed in the center of the actin-poor region at early anaphase. This structure was formed around both centrosomes.
Washout of cytochalasin D (CD) (1.0 [micro]g/ml), with controls in early anaphase, was effective in permitting the treated oocytes to proceed into meiosis II.

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