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Nerve cells[edit]

Currently the page lists nerve cells as cells which enter interphase for extended periods of time:

Some cells, such as nerve cells, can stay in interphase for decades.

Are nerve cells really in interphase here or are they in G0? I would think that, metabolically speaking, nerve cells are in G0. Cells in interphase grow and get ready to divide.

once again why isn't this part of cell cycle...there are so many articles about the cell cycle why can't we just put them into one? Nominaladversary 01:56, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Wrong phase?[edit]

'In prophase the two chromatids are still connected by something called ened in telephase.


There should be a better discription of g1 and s and g2

g1-when the major growth occures and metobolic activity

s- synthesis when chromosomes are duplicated DNA synthesis occurs

g2 mitochandira and oother oganelles and manufactured getting ready to begin mitosis 02:23, 29 November 2006 (UTC)christine miller


this article seriousl Gamersedge 21:45, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Cleaned up and expanded. Earthdirt (talk) 01:04, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

3rd phase?[edit]

it says there are 3 phases to interphase but it doesn't list the third?

-g2 is the third phase.

Also, where is g0. You know, where cells that have left the cell cycle perform specialized cell functions. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:58, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Listing inconsistent Cell Cycle phases and "First"[edit]

If the text "Interphase is the first part of the Cell Cycle. The Cell Cycle includes three stages: Interphase, Mitosis, and Cytokinesis." is to be included in Interphase then there are a few questions:

Where is the citation?
Why put cell cycle information in Interphase when there is a complete description in Cell Cycle?
Why add the description " ...includes three stages: Interphase, Mitosis, and Cytokinesis.." when this is inconsistent with the description in Cell Cycle and Template:Cell Cycle that appears, amongst other places, at the bottom of Interphase?
How can a cycle that has occurred for hundreds of millions of years have a step that can be meaningfully called the "first part"?
--Deicas (talk) 04:39, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

  • In WP it is pretty common to overlap content between articles (it would be impossible not to) in order to show context for an article. I don't feel that the idea that there are three stages of the cell cycle is incorrect or inconsistent with the cell cycle menu or article, merely a simplification (common in a general encyclopedia). What do you see as the other stages that are not included in this? Do you think there are more or less? I suppose it says "first" because interphase prepares (grows and copies stuff) to prepare to divide which is what mitosis and cytokinesis does, but the word "first" could easily be struck, or we could revise it to say: "Interphase is a part of the cell cycle which prepares the cell for the active division of the cell that occurs in mitosis and cytokinesis. Another distinct nondividing cellular stage is G0." Would this be agreeable? We could also then leave off the last sentence, but it would be good to include it since G zero is not previous mentioned in the article. Peace, Earthdirt (talk) 13:13, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
    • I've added, to the interphase article three sentences which, I believe, meet you concerns and are consistent with related articles. And rather than using the term cytokinesis, I used metaphase which is consistent with the related articles.

      Does this meet with your agreement? If you concur; I will add the appropriate citations.

--Deicas (talk) 11:31, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

  • I really like how you tied in other cell processes and the cyclical nature of your explanation. I can't agree however with the use of this is the second stage of mitosis after prophase, and before anaphase and telophase, mitosis is then followed by cytokinesis which leads back to Interphase. I believe the part in the table of the cell cycle that calls interphase part of Metaphase is wrong as well and will be changing it. It is inconsistent with both Mitosis and Metaphase articles. Please provide a reliable source if you want to call mitosis a step in metaphase. Peace, Earthdirt (talk) 12:23, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
    • I've expanded quite a bit and added one citation. See if you can make it even better. Peace, Earthdirt (talk) 02:43, 12 April 2009 (UTC)


There are six stages in the process of mitosis. THe first stage, Interphase, cells may spend most of its life in. The second stage is prophase where the nuclear membrane and nucleus disappear. Metaphase, stage three, is the process of spindle fibers attatching to centromeres. Stage four, Anaphase, spindle fibers split the sister chromatids. THe fifth stage,Telephase,nuclear membrane and nucleus start to reappear and the cell starts to split in two. The final stage of mitosis is cytokinesis, cytoplasm divides and two identical daughter cells are formed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:07, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Interphase/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Importance: This should be at least Mid-Importance, if not High-Importance, because it is briefly taught on high school level. Changed rating to "high" as this is high school/SAT biology content, part of the cell cycle. - tameeria 21:17, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 21:17, 18 February 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 19:02, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

the inter phase?[edit]

Why is it important MESSup (talk) 03:30, 16 November 2016 (UTC)