What is cytokinesis?

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Mark Moon asked 1 year ago
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Gen. Sulhazan Staff answered 1 year ago

To Define cytokinesis, below are the necessary points to build your definition on:

  • Cytokinesis is the division of the cytoplasm in eukaryotic cells that produces distinct daughter cells.
  • Cytokinesis occurs at the end of the cell cycle following mitosis or meiosis.
  • In animal cell division, cytokinesis occurs when a contractile ring of microfilaments forms a cleavage furrow that pinches the cell membrane in half.
  • In plant cells, a cell plate is constructed that divides the cell in two.