The second stage of cell division during which cromosomes attach to spindle fibres is metaphase.3rd stage of cell division between metaphase and telophase
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metaphase is stage of mitosis in the eukaryote cells cycle in which condensed and highly coiled chromosomes, carrying genetic information, align to equator of cell being separated into each of the two daughter cells.

anaphase is a stage of meiosis when chromosomes split and the sister chromatids move to opposite poles of cell. anaphase accounts for 1% of cells cycle duration.

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