19. Cell Cycle and Control of Cell Number

  1. Stephen R. Bolsover1,
  2. Jeremy S. Hyams2,
  3. Elizabeth A. Shephard3,
  4. Hugh A. White3 and
  5. Claudia G. Wiedemann1

Published Online: 27 JAN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/047146158X.ch19

Cell Biology: A Short Course, Second Edition

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physiology, University College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Biology, University College, London, UK

  3. 3

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2004
  2. Published Print: 14 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471263937

Online ISBN: 9780471461586

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Keywords:

  • cell cycle;
  • mitosis;
  • meiosis;
  • inheritance;
  • genetic disease;
  • crossing-over;
  • linkage;
  • MPF;
  • cyclin dependent kinase;
  • apoptosis

Summary

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.