26 May 2000
Vol 288, Issue 5470

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COVER Stages of mitosis in cells of the Indian muntjak, a deer species with only a few chromosomes. This characteristic allows a clear visualization of the condensation (yellow to orange), separation (red to turquoise), and decondensation (green to yellow) of chromosomes throughout mitosis. See the Nuclear Dynamics section, starting on p. 1369 [Fluorescent micrographs: S. Hauf and J.-M. Peters]