19. Cell Cycle and Control of Cell Number
Published Online: 27 JAN 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Cell Biology: A Short Course, Second Edition
How to Cite
Bolsover, S. R., Hyams, J. S., Shephard, E. A., White, H. A. and Wiedemann, C. G. (2003) Cell Cycle and Control of Cell Number, in Cell Biology: A Short Course, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/047146158X.ch19
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2004
- Published Print: 14 NOV 2003
Print ISBN: 9780471263937
Online ISBN: 9780471461586
- cell cycle;
- genetic disease;
- cyclin dependent kinase;
The cell cycle, during which a cell replicates itself, comprises interphase and cell division. We describe the physical processes of mitosis and meiosis, and how meiosis and subsequent fertilization govern inheritance. A number of cyclin dependent kinases control progress though the cell cycle. The processes controlling cell proliferation overlap with those controlling apoptosis, by which superfluous or damaged cells are removed.