The process of cell division is called mitosis and occurs in thefollowing stages:
Prophase(first stage)During this stage, the nuclear membrane disappears. Centrioles, which arelocated within the centrosome, become active and form spindles.
Metaphase(second stage)During this stage, the chromosomes duplicate themselves and line up inpairs in the center of the cell.
Anaphase(third stage)During this stage, the two groups of chromosomes separate.
Telophase(fourth stage)During this final stage, a nuclear membrane develops around the new cellsand finally the daughter cells separate.
Interphase No division processes occur during this stage. It is a resting period formitosis but is the major period of a cell’s existence.