What is an anaphase?

What is an anaphase? Here are some definitions.

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  1. (cytology) The stage of mitosis and meiosis during which the chromosomes separate; the chromatid moving to opposite poles of the cell.
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Figure 260 shows a side view of the second spindle in metaphase, and figure 261 in anaphase.
Second, the centromere is the focus for the formation of the kinetochore, where microtubules connect to the chromosomes during anaphase in mitosis and meiosis.
The rate at which heterozygosity is lost depends on the extent to which chromosomes and chromatids segregate randomly during anaphase.
Preliminary meiotic analysis of the F 1 hybrid showed the occasional formation of an anaphase I bridge between two large chromosomes, as is typical for paracentric inversions.
In the anaphase the larger and the smaller components of the pair separate as in Tenebrio.
Figure 137 is an exceptional anaphase in which the heterochromosome elements are not mingled with the polar masses of chromatin.

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