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  • Among many, many others, the following things were definitely not interesting: the pupillary sphincter, mitosis, baroque architecture, jokes that have physics equations as punch lines, the British monarchy, Russian grammar, and the significant rule that salt has played in human history.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The next thing she knew, she had a permission slip to get Quang-ha out of biology (where he was actually paying attention to a short film on mitosis).
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Mitosis goes haywire, which is how it spreads.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Dr. Wu explained that their DNA work required the interruption of cellular mitosis at precise instants, and therefore they kept some of the most virulent poisons in the world, "Helotoxins, colchicinolds, beta-alkaloids," he said, pointing to a series of syringes set out under the UV light.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park

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  • Working as lab partners, we had to separate the slides of onion root tip cells into the phases of mitosis they represented and label them accordingly.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • We did not walk; we staggered out of Durrell Hall and watched as the regiment divided into two parts, like a huge cell in the process of a grotesque, unnatural mitosis.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Defler paced the front of the classroom telling us how mitosis—the process of cell division—makes it possible for embryos to grow into babies, and for our bodies to create new cells for healing wounds or replenishing blood we’ve lost.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • I’d transferred to an alternative school that offered dream studies instead of biology, so I was taking Defler’s class for high-school credit, which meant that I was sitting in a college lecture hall at sixteen with words like mitosis and kinase inhibitors flying around.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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