Biology Chapter 9 Section 1 Cellular Growth

selective permeability
A property of a plasma membrane that allows some substances to cross more easily than others.

cell cycle
series of events that cells go through as they grow and divide Consisting of three stages

interphase
the stage during which the cell grows, carries out cellular functions and make copies of its DNA in preparation for the next stage

mitosis
the stage of the cell cycle during which the cell’s nucleus and nuclear material divide

cytokinesis
the stage during which a cell divides its cytoplasm creating a new cell

chromatin
the relaxed form of DNA in the cell’s nucleus

Chromosomes
the structures that contain the genetic material that is passed from generation to generation