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•  Interphase is an active phase of the cell cycle with many processes occurring in the nucleus and cytoplasm 



Interphase is an active period in the cell cycle when many metabolic reations occur

Many events need to occur in interphase to prepare the cell for successful division

These key processes include:

  • DNA replication – DNA is copied during the S phase of interphase
  • Organelle duplication – Organelles must be duplicated for twin daughter cells
  • Cell growth – Cytoplasmic volume must increase prior to division
  • Transcription / translation – Key proteins and enzymes must be synthesised
  • Obtain nutrients – Vital cellular materials must be present before division
  • Respiration (cellular) – ATP production is needed to drive the division process

Mnemonic:  DOCTOR