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Investigation 7: Cell Division - Mitosis and Meiosis


Edvotek.  The objective of the experiment is for students to identify and differentiate various stages in mitosis and meiosis. Onion root tips are stained to identify the various stages and duration of mitosis. Meiosis and Crossing Over in Sordaria is also demonstrated in this experiment. Students will also have an opportunity to analyze the mechanism involved with loss of cell cycle control in cancer.

For 10 Lab Groups. Requires 60 minutes.

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Kit Includes: instructions, pipe cleaners (in two colors), plastic beads, carbol-fuschin (Ziehl-Neelson) stain, lectin, plastic bags, slides, cover slips, sand, conical tubes, plastic cups

All You Need: colored pencils (2 colors), microscope, 10 onion bulbs, ethanol, glacial acetic acid, hydrochloric acid, razor blades, scissors, scientific cleaning wipes (kimwipes), disposable gloves

Storage: Room Temperature 

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