Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Interphase

1. first phase during mitosis, when the replication of chromatids takes place. In meiosis, two interphase stages occur, interphase I and interphase II.

2. that part of the eukaryotic cell cycle during which the chromatids are decompacted and enclosed in a nuclear envelope; many genes are transcriptionally active.

See Gap 1 phase, S phase and Gap 2 phase.

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