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telophase

 [tel´o-fāz]
the last of the four stages of mitosis and of the two divisions of meiosis.

tel·o·phase

(tel'ō-fāz),
The final stage of mitosis or meiosis that begins when migration of chromosomes to the poles of the cell has been completed; the chromosomes progressively lengthen whereas the nuclear membranes of the two daughter nuclei are reconstructed and a cell membrane at the equator complete the separation of the two daughter cells.
Synonym(s): telokinesia
[G. telos, end, + phasis, appearance]

telophase

(tĕl′ə-fāz′, tē′lə-)
n.
The final stage of mitosis or meiosis during which the chromosomes of daughter cells are grouped in new nuclei.

tel′o·phas′ic adj.

tel·o·phase

(tel'ō-fāz)
The final stage of mitosis or meiosis, which begins when migration of chromosomes to the poles of the cell has been completed; the chromosomes progressively lengthen, whereas the nuclear membranes of the two daughter nuclei are reconstructed and a cell membrane at the equator completes the separation of the two daughter cells.
[G. telos, end, + phasis, appearance]

telophase

The last phase of MITOSIS, in which the chromosomes of the two daughter cells are grouped together at each separating pole to form new nuclei.
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Fig. 294 Telophase . (a) Mitosis. (b) Meiosis.

telophase

a stage of NUCLEAR DIVISION in EUKARYOTE cells, occurring once in MITOSIS and twice in MEIOSIS. During telophase, the two sets of chromosomes aggregate at the spindle poles, each set having the same number of chromosomes as the parental cell in mitosis, but half the parental complement in meiosis.

The chromosomes uncoil, become extended and cannot be identified individually. A NUCLEAR MEMBRANE forms around each set of chromosomes and the NUCLEOLI are reformed. The process of cell division (CYTOKINESIS) is completed during this stage.

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Further examination of the microtubule arrays at telophase showed that the microtubules were arranged at the equatorial plate in the CK and B treatments (Fig.
Nuclear maturation rate in Table VI represented by the percentage of oocytes reaching telophase I (TI) and metaphase II stages (MII) was higher (p less than 0.01) increase in mature than immature oocytes.
In each slide, chromosomal aberrations (CA), considered to be the presence of C-metaphase cells, chromosome bridges, chromosome losses, and chromosome breaks were quantified in 100 mitotic cells (cells in metaphase, anaphase, or telophase).
Quadripolar spindles regularly result in telophase I nuclei located at, often curving around, opposite cleavage furrows.
Only structures consistent with the prometaphase, metaphase, anaphase, or telophase stages of mitosis in which hairlike chromatin fibers could be seen were counted.
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When I asked my AP Biology students what mitosis was, they immediately shouted "PMAT." When I asked for some clarification, they were able to recite prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. When I further asked about the process, I got a lot of blank stares.
After telophase, the fragments or whole chromosomes give rise to one or several secondary nuclei which are small than main daughter nucleus and are therefore called micronuclei [1, 2].
After telophase, the fragments or whole chromosomes give rise to one or several secondary nuclei which are small than the main daughter nucleus and are therefore called micronuclei (Schmid, 1975; Heddle et.