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Edvotek™ AP LAB 7: Cell Division — Mitosis and Meiosis

Students identify and differentiate the various stages in mitosis and meiosis.

Supplier:  Edvotek™ AP07

Catalog No. S06885

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Includes: Pipe cleaners (1.2 in. [3cm] long, in two colors), carbol-fuschin (Ziehl-Neelson) stain, lectin (phytohemagglutinin PHA-M from Phaseolus vulgaris), plastic bags, slides and cover slips

Requires : Colored pencils (two colors), microscope, 10 onion bulbs, jars with lids, two jars (one per treatment) for six students, sand, ethanol, glacial acetic acid (17.4M), hydrochloric acid, razor blades, forceps, scissors, scientific cleaning (Kimwipes™) wipes, coplin jars and disposable gloves



  • Onion root tips are stained to identify the various stages and duration of mitosis
  • Meiosis and Crossing Over in Sordaria is also demonstrated in this experiment
  • Students will also have an opportunity to analyze mechanisms involved with the loss of cell cycle control in cancer

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  • Class size: 10 lab groups
  • Requires 60 minutes



Cell Division Mitosis and Meiosis Kit
Instructions, pipe cleaners (in two colors), plastic beads, carbol-fuschin (ziehl-neelson) stain, lectin, plastic bags, slides, cover slips, sand, conical tubes, plastic cups
Room temperature
Students identify and differentiate various stages in mitosis and meiosis - see more at:
60 min.
10 Lab Groups


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