What Kind of Tissue Spends the Most Time in Interphase?

By Samuel Markings; Updated April 24, 2017
The vast majority of tissues spend their time in interphase.

Cell division is the growth mechanism and means that organisms use to proliferate and regenerate. Mitosis is the process by which cells divide and it leads to the growth of two identical daughter cells. In all Eukaryotic cells mitosis follows the same stages and these are named interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase.


Interphase is the phase that takes place immediately after the production of new daughter cells. During this phase, cells carry out much of their usual functions including growth and protein synthesis. In most tissues, cells spend the majority of their lives in interphase. A specific example is brain tissue where mature cells remain in interphase their entire lives.

About the Author

Samuel Markings has been writing for scientific publications for more than 10 years, and has published articles in journals such as "Nature." He is an expert in solid-state physics, and during the day is a researcher at a Russell Group U.K. university.