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Biology

Cell: Structure and Functions

Cell Cycle and Cell Division

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Best stage to observe shape, size and number of chromosomes is 

  1. Interphase
  2. Metaphase
  3. Prophase
  4. Telophase
Correct Answer: Option(b)
Solution:
  • Mitosis is divided into the following four stages. They are prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase.
  • The complete disintegration of the nuclear envelope marks the start of the metaphase (second phase of mitosis).
  • Best stage to observe shape, size and number of chromosomes are metaphase because, by this stage, condensation of chromosomes is completed and they can be observed clearly under the microscope.
  • So, the correct answer is 'Metaphase'.
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