Page 14: Metaphase in Mitosis


Mitosis in onion root tip for comparison to metaphase II on the previous page. The stereo pair was taken with a confocal scanning laser microscope. If you cross your eyes and relax, you can fuse the two images to obtain a 3-D view of the chromosomes and the tightly wound chromatids in each. Otherwise, look closely at one of the images to see the tightly wound chromatids in each chromosome.