The cell prepares to divide during interphase of a cell cycle.
Interphase is where the cell grows and grows and prepares to divide.
- Gap 1 and Gap 2 are growth phases.
- G0 is a "resting" phase of no growth; some cells stay here forever.
- S phase is where DNA synthesis occurs.
The nucleus divides during mitosis (M),
then the cytoplasm divides during cytokinesis (C).
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