Cell division (mitosis) in the apical meristem of onion root tips
Found in: Virtual Microscope


The apical meristem is the quickly growing part of the roots and shoots of plants. It is an ideal place to observe many dividing cells. The zoom image shows two onion root tips. Try to find the different stages of mitosis, in which the chromosomes are then clearly visible. Compare the cell division stages of the onion with those in the lily: Mitosis stages of the Lily


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