An illustration o interphase. The chromatin haes nae yet condensed, an the cell is unnergaein its normal functions.

Interphase is the phase o the cell cycle in that a teepical cell spends maist o its life. In this phase, the cell copies its DNA in preparation for mitosis.[1] Interphase is the 'daily leevin' or metabolic phase o the cell, in that the cell obteens nutrients an metabolises them, growes, reads its DNA, an conducts ither "normal" cell functions.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Marieb, Elaine (2000), Essentials of human anatomy and physiology, San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings, ISBN 0805349405