Definition of Interphase

Interphase is a stage that occurs in the cell cycle of a eukaryote. It is known to be the longest stage in the cell cycle. During this phase, the cell which has to be divided, attains all required nutrients, forms certain molecules of proteins and other essential molecules and creates the copy of DNA and afterwards starts the process of cell division.


The interphase is being divided into three stages namely Gap 1, Synthesis and Gap 2. The significance of interphase is that it prepares the cell for division. There are some cells which enter the resting phase instead of getting their DNA replicated.

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