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Assignment 4: Mitosis and Cancer Biology (20 points)

1) Define the terms diploid and haploid.

2) Describe the anatomy of a chromosome.

3) Describe the stages in the cell cycle.

4) Describe what happens during the four phases of mitosis.

5) Describe the purpose of mitosis.

  1. Explain how the process of mitosis is controlled
  1. Describe the difference between benign and malignant tumors
  2. Describe the three causes of cancer
  3. Describe the characteristics of a cancer cell

10) How can a person decrease their risk of getting cancer.