The Cell Cycle and Events of M-Phase

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There is a statement that says "in bacteria, growth and DNA replication happen throughout the cell's life". Does this mean that growth and replication occurs simutaneously?


Yes, although for obvious reasons the exact same section of DNA cannot be transcribed and replicated at exactly the same time.

 

    Because, the next statement says that in eukaryotes, growth is continuous but DNA replication is only one phase (which I know is the M-phase).

 

Actually, it's not M-phase, it's S-phase. And this statement was eventually modified to refer to interphase, not the entire cell cycle. Cells don't really grow during M-phase because they're not making large amounts of new proteins.

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