Mitosis: Telophase

Mitosis: Telophase

In telophase, the daughter chromosomes arrive at the spindle poles and are eventually redistributed into chromatin. The process of cytokinesis, where the cytoplasm is divided by cleavage, also starts sometime in late anaphase and continues through telophase. After complete separation of the chromosomes and their extrusion to the spindle poles, the nuclear membrane begins to reform around each group of chromosomes at the opposite ends of the cell. The nucleoli also reappear in what will eventually become the two new cell nuclei. The photomicrograph below captures a cell in late telophase where the new membrane is beginning to divide the cell but the nuclei have not completely reformed and cytokinesis has not yet finished.


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