What is the difference between interphase and prophase?
an interphase is the stage of a cell between two succsesive mitotic or meiotic divisions an a prophase is the first stage of mitosis or meiosis in eukaryotic cell division,during which the nuclear envelope breaks down and strands of chromatin form into chromosomes.
No. Prophase I means prophase of the first division of meiosis. It is followed by metaphase I, anaphase I, and telophase I. Likewise the second division consists of prophase II, metaphase II, anaphase II, and telophase II. Interphase is just plain interphase: no I or II, as it is not part of any division, but the stage between divisions.
The steps are, in this order: Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, Cytokinesis. Just remember: -Interphase the cell grows, and doubles their DNA in interphase -Mitosis (Just remember the name "In puntacana my apple tastes citrous" - Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, Cytokenisis.) -Cytokinesis
interphase is the phase that takes up most of the cells life. In interphase their are three parts: G1, S, G2. Interphase is basically preparing cell for cell division. After interphase takes place, then the cell division takes place with Prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telephase. I think this is right :) hope this makes sense
About 90% of mitosis is spent in prophase, however, mitosis is only 8% of the total cell life. Thus, a cell spends about 7% of it's life in prophase. The cell spends most of it's life in Interphase. Interphase is 90% of the cell's TOTAL life span. To answer your question, the cell spends about 7% of it's life in prophase.