The 5 phases of mitosis are points at which "we stop the clock" when there are significant changes in the cell.
Remember there are differences...
Animals cells have centrioles
Plant cells have a cell plate
(The new cell wall...This increases surface area for the cells)
The result is two new daughter cells that are genetically identical to the orginal parent cell.
Don't be fooled...The only time an organism uses mieosis is to produce a sex cell (gamete).
Why is mieosis called a reduction division?