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State two processes that occur in a cell during interphase to prepare for a meiotic division.

One of the point in the MS is :
  • synthesis of membrane


wondered if this is just referring to the fact that organelles such as mitochondria-chloroplast are synthesises and since they have double membrane ..

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well that's just an answer you would have got a mark for, it's not a reference to that really.

most people would have said replication of DNA, organelle replication/synthesis, protein synthesis, cell growth etc.
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Probably relating to the fact that as the cell is preparing to divide it needs to synthesise more membrane material so there's enough for two cells.
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well that's just an answer you would have got a mark for, it's not a reference to that really.

most people would have said replication of DNA, organelle replication/synthesis, protein synthesis, cell growth etc.
Ah yeh thats what I thought at the beginning but was just curious to see what that marking point is about!
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Probably relating to the fact that as the cell is preparing to divide it needs to synthesise more membrane material so there's enough for two cells.
Well, cell is not preparing to divide but nucleus is preparing to divide!!
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Well, cell is not preparing to divide but nucleus is preparing to divide!!
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Well, technically interphase isn't a stage of mitosis. Mitosis is the process of nuclear division, and so prophase is actually the first stage. But I think for A-level (I assume that's what stage you're at) they say interphase is a stage of mitosis.

The main thing you need to appreciate is that the cell needs to grow and therefore requires a bigger membrane.
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Well, technically interphase isn't a stage of mitosis. Mitosis is the process of nuclear division, and so prophase is actually the first stage. But I think for A-level (I assume that's what stage you're at) they say interphase is a stage of mitosis.

The main thing you need to appreciate is that the cell needs to grow and therefore requires a bigger membrane.
AQA keeps interphase and mitosis/meiosis separate

As far as AQA is concerned, you get:
  • G1
  • S
  • G2
  • Prophase
  • Metaphase
  • Anaphase
  • Telophase
  • Cytokinesis
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(Original post by Elwyn)
Well, technically interphase isn't a stage of mitosis. Mitosis is the process of nuclear division, and so prophase is actually the first stage. But I think for A-level (I assume that's what stage you're at) they say interphase is a stage of mitosis.

The main thing you need to appreciate is that the cell needs to grow and therefore requires a bigger membrane.
well no, at a-level, they say it's a stage of 'the mitotic cycle' but not mitosis which is 'PMAT', it takes place before it. The a-level syllabus splits interphase into 3 sections too, G1, S, and G2.
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Various things are happening during the interphase stage of the cell divisional cycle, some include:

G1 - Highly active stage of protein synthesis and general metabolic activity, cell growth including lipid synthesis for the plasma membrane and other membranes, cytoplasmic volume increases, organelle biogenesis
S - DNA replication, DNA repair
G2 - Additional DNA repair checks, protein synthesis, final stages of cell growth
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well no, at a-level, they say it's a stage of 'the mitotic cycle' but not mitosis which is 'PMAT', it takes place before it. The a-level syllabus splits interphase into 3 sections too, G1, S, and G2.
WJEC don't. They were terrible at teaching cell division.
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WJEC don't. They were terrible at teaching cell division.
ahh ok
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(Original post by cptbigt)
Various things are happening during the interphase stage of the cell divisional cycle, some include:

G1 - Highly active stage of protein synthesis and general metabolic activity, cell growth including lipid synthesis for the plasma membrane, cytoplasmic volume increases, organelle biogenesis
S - DNA replication, DNA repair
G2 - Additional DNA repair checks, protein synthesis, final stages of cell growth
so synthesis of membrane is reffering to synthesis of plasma membrane?

Also wondered whether is a replication or synthesis of organelles?
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so synthesis of membrane is reffering to synthesis of plasma membrane?

Also wondered whether is a replication or synthesis of organelles?
Synthesis of membrane will be referring to anything that requires a biomembrane - the plasma membrane of the cell, mitochondria, golgi, etc

"Organelle biogenesis" - generation of new organelles is usually labelled as a G1 event Although it's likely that it occurs throughout the entirety of interphase in most species.
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What's a meiotic division
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