6. Anaphase II


                                            Lilly Anther in Anaphase II


  • The sister chromatids separate and move toward the opposite cell poles.


Chromosome.  Image courtesy of Indigo Instruments

  • Sister chromatids are two identical copies of a single chromosome that are connected by a centromere.

  • In anaphase of mitosis, sister chromatids separate and begin moving to opposite ends of the cell. Once the paired sister chromatids separate from one another, each is considered a full chromosome.
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