Identify the phases of the cell cycle.
Understand how somatic (body) cells divide: mitosis.
Understand how the process of meiosis to produce sex cells.Cell Growth and ReproductionLearning Goal:Explain the difference between mitosis and meiosis.
Mitosis and Meiosis Online Lab Cell Cycle InteractiveCells ALIVE Reinforcement
MitosisMeiosisBe sure to go to PBS Animation (top right)
Cells Alive Mitosis Cells Alive MeiosisMeiosis Defined and Illustrated HWDiagram of Meiosis Replication of Chromosome
8.3 Cancer- A loss of Control
Understanding Cancer News Videos and animations(If by chance, your computer fights the animations and videos- don't fret just come see me Monday) ThanksProteins and Enzymes control the Cell Cycleshown in classCancer as a Multi-step Process: Hit SimulatorNo single event is enough to turn a cell into a cancerous cell. Instead, it seems that the accumulation of damage to a number of genes (multiple hits) across time leads to cancer.If you encounter technical difficulties,please come see me Mon morning.ThanksCancer is essentially a disease of mitosis- the normal 'checkpoints' regulating mitosis are ignored or overridden by a cancer cell.
The Biology behind Cancer