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.