Although the cell cycle duration may vary significantly, the duration of mitosis is often short and rather consistent. Different stimuli, including chemicals and other environmental factors, may affect the mitosis duration. Based on cell morphology, the duration of mitosis for individual cells can be determined.
The HoloMonitor cell tracking tool allows determination of the mitosis duration time. Each colored line corresponds to one mitotic cell. The graph on the top shows controls, while the graph below shows cells treated with a cytostatic agent. The treatment clearly prolonged the mitosis duration.
Cell division studied with holography. From the first rounding up of the cell to completed cytokinesis is approximately 4 hours.