Cell Cycle: A series of events that takes place in a cell as it grows and divides

This is an MCQ-based quiz for GRE on the topic of Cell Cycle.

This includes interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase.

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Crossing over occurs during which stage of meiosis?

Prophase I Metaphase II Anaphase I Metaphase I Prophase II

Combrestatin is a drug that prevents the polymerization of microtubules. Which of the following processes would be most affected by combrestatin?

DNA synthesis Protein synthesis Membrane depolarization Mitosis Muscle contraction

Which phase of mitosis is characterized by the reappearance of the nuclear envelope?

Anaphase Telophase Metaphase Prophase

Which phase of mitosis involves the separation of chromatids?

Telophase Prophase Anaphase Metaphase

A scientist has discovered a mutation that prevents cells from passing anaphase of mitosis. Of the following options, which is the most likely target of the mutation?

Microtubule formation Myosin Actin synthesis Proteins involved in chromosome condensation

Cytokinesis begins during which phase of mitosis?

Metaphase Telophase Prometaphase Anaphase Prophase

Which stage of the cell cycle is not part of interphase?

Cytokinesis G2 S phase G1 All of these are part of interphase

How does the cell progress through various stages of the cell cycle?

Controlled expression and degradation of various cyclin proteins Each cell type has a natural time frame for each portion of the cell cycle that is independent of protein expression Controlled expression and degradation of various cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) proteins Controlled expression and degradation of both cyclin and cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) proteins

Cells that rarely divide, if at all, will spend most of their time in what phase of the cell cycle?

G1 S G0 G2

Which part of the cell life cycle is not part of interphase?

M phase G1 phase S phase G2 phase
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Title: Cell Cycle: A series of events that takes place in a cell as it grows and divides
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