What is the cell cycle and why is it important?
The cell cycle is the most important process in the growth of an organism.
Cell cycle is the fundamental process by which a cell matures, synthesises DNA and divides to form daughter cells. Somatic cells divide regularly.
All multicellular organisms use cell division for growth, maintenance and repair of cells and tissues. Unicellular organisms use this process to reproduce.
Cell cycle affects our daily lives. Most cancers are a result of inappropriate cell division arising due to aberrations in normal cell cycle regulation. Stem cell biology and regulation in growth of organs also involves extensive study of cell cycle.