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Destroya Bio question - cell life cycle

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by LetsGo2DSchool, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. LetsGo2DSchool

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    Consider the cell life cycle. Which stage is normally the longest?

    A. G0
    B. G1
    C. G2
    D. M
    E. S

    Answer is G1. But shouldn't G0 be the longest stage since this could last for the entire life of the cell such as the case with nerve and muscle cells?
     
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  3. herkulease

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    G0 isn't considered a stage of the cell cycle.

    considering the G0 phase as the longest is sorta cheating. Nothing is happening so how do you measure it in time.

    Its like if there was a contest of who can hold their breath the longest and you enter a dead person. they'll "hold their breath" indefinitely.
     
  4. FROGGBUSTER

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    Yeah, I think when a cell is in G0 it's not considered part of the life cycle. I remember a professor of mine saying that cells can RE-ENTER the cell cycle from G0 though.

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  5. LetsGo2DSchool

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    Thanks dudes. LOL on the analogy of the dead person.
     

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