© 1995 Laura Maaske. permatogenesis poster

Best Online Resources to Understand Cell Division, Meiosis, & Mitosis

Although I am an illustrator, I am still always looking for beautifully prepared animations and illustrations. This one is an evocative display of cell division. If you didn’t already have a sense of the dramatic life of a cell, you will after watching this:

Cell Division and the Cell Cycle

This was a particularly complicated topic for me, as a student, and here are a few of the solutions I came up with long ago, for making the topic more clear to myself and my audience:

An original sketch, spermatogenesis, created large on several sheets, taped together:

Spermatogenesis Sketch © 1999 Laura Maaske
Spermatogenesis Sketch © 1999 Laura Maaske

Unfortunately, this is such an old illustration, I no longer have the layout software I used to prepare the text, Aldus Pagemaker. But I think the text, however misaligned, is still helpful to understand the process of cell replication and division:

© 1995 Laura Maaske. permatogenesis poster
© 1995 Laura Maaske. permatogenesis poster
Meiosis compared with Mitosis © 1999 Laura Maaske - Medimagery LLC
Meiosis compared with Mitosis © 1999 Laura Maaske – Medimagery LLC

Please offer your favorite online resource for learning about cell division, Meiosis and Mitosis.

Laura Maaske, B.Sc., M.Sc.BMC, Medical & Science Illustrator | e-Textbook Designer

November 20, 2013

Medimagery Medical Illustration & Design

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