Chromosomes are arranged along the equator during a) prophase b)metaphase c)anaphase d)telophase

The correct answer is option (b) metaphase.

  • During metaphase chromosomes are arranged on a plane which is known as equatorial plate.
  • Metaphase is a stage in which the eukaryotic cell division takes places resulting the alignment of chromosomes in the middle of the cell.
  • The stages that takes place before metaphase are prophase and prometaphase.
  • Metaphase is the third phase of mitosis, the process that separates duplicated genetic material carried in the nucleus of a parent cell into two identical daughter cells.
  • The analysis of metaphase chromosomes is one of the main tools of classical cytogenetics and cancer studies.

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