Number of Cells in Prophase

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How many cells are in the prophase stage?

About 1%

For any given sample of cells, about 1% of them are in prophase. This is because during the cycle, interphase takes up 90-95% of a cell’â„¢s life, and the rest is taken up by prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, and cytokinesis. This is according to a handout from the Division of Biological Sciences of the University of Montana.

 

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