What is Metaphase?
Metafore Answer: Metaphase was one of the first PLM systems and was originally developed by Metaphase Technology, Inc. (MTI), a joint venture founded in 1992 between SDRC and Control Data Systems, Inc. (CDAT). In 1996 CDAT sold its 50% stake in MTI to SDRC, which continued to develop and sell Metaphase under that name. In 2001 SDRC was acquired by Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) and merged with Unigraphics Solutions (UGS) into the EDS PLM Solutions Line of Business. EDS PLM Solutions subsequently had two PLM products: Metaphase from SDRC and Information Manager (I-man) from UGS. In an effort to consolidate the two products, initially exclusively in terms of marketing, EDS PLM Solutions established the Teamcenter product line, with Metaphase being renamed to Teamcenter Enterprise and I-man being renamed to Teamcenter Engineering. These two products – Teamcenter Enterprise and Engineering – continue to exist today, although UGS, meanwhile spun off from EDS, sold to a group of private
What is Metaphase? Friday December 12, 2008 Onion cell in metaphase. © The Entangled Bank Mitosis, a form of cell division, enables organisms to grow and reproduce. Dividing cells go through an ordered series of events called the cell cycle. In metaphase, the nuclear membrane disappears completely. The spindle fully develops and the chromosomes align at the metaphase plate (a plane that is equally distant from the two poles). Chromosomes are held at the metaphase plate by the equal forces of the polar fibers pushing on the centromeres of the chromosomes. In animal cells, two pair of centrioles align at opposite poles of t