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telophase

[′tel·ə‚fāz]
(cell and molecular biology)
The phase of meiosis or mitosis at which the chromosomes, having reached the poles, reorganize into interphase nuclei with the disappearance of the spindle and the reappearance of the nuclear membrane; in many organisms telophase does not occur at the end of the first meiotic division.

Telophase

 

the final stage of cell division. During telophase the movement of chromosomes ceases, the mitotic apparatus disintegrates, and nucleoli appear. A nuclear envelope forms around each of the two groups of daughter chromosomes located at opposite poles of the cell. As the daughter nuclei are reconstituted, division of the cell body—cytotomy, or cytokinesis—occurs, and two cells are formed. The duration of telophase ranges from 1.5 to 400 minutes.

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However, the analyses of the Nesprin-2 depleted cells revealed the presence of chromatin bridges during ana- and telophase. When we determined the chromatin bridges in cells transfected with SMC control and Ne-2 SMC shRNA at ana- and telophase, we observed that 4.4% (mean value) of control cells harbored chromatin bridges.
Non-oriented bivalents (Figure 1 B) as well as chromosomes in precocious migration and laggards may lead to the formation of micronuclei in telophase I if they are not reintegrated to the telophasic nucleus (KONGPRAKHON et al., 2005).
It induced multipolar anaphases and telophases and chromosome lagging.
microglossa/4 22 (h) 92 99.8 II = bivalent, (a) 4 cells with irregularities, telophase II with 3 poles, (b) 9 cells with irregularities, telophase II with 3 poles, (c) 6 cells with irregularities, 5 telophases II with 3 poles and 1 retarding chromosome, (d) 1 cell with irregularity, anaphase I with 1 retarding chromosome, (e) 1 cell with irregularity, telophasic bridge, (f) 4 cells with irregular meiotic configurations, (g) 6 cells with irregular meiotic configurations, and (h) cells with irregularities, telophase II with 3 poles.