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What is the difference between Cytokinesis and Mitosis?

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G. Cole

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G. Cole, English Professor, PhD, Canterbury

Answered Dec 22, 2020

Mitosis is one of the processes that eukaryotic cells undergo. When a cell undergoes mitosis, this means that the nucleus divides. The sister chromatids will also separate from each other and will move towards the opposite sides of the cells.

When you say cytokinesis, you are referring to another step in the process of cell division but this is the final step. The cytoplasm will separate into two and finally, two different daughter cells will form. This explains why cells are able to multiply. If the cells would be unable to complete the different steps of cell division, they may die and cause different issues.

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H. Ruby

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Answered Dec 21, 2020

Cytokinesis and mitosis are processes that occur in cell division. The process of mitosis involves a duplicated genome that is split into two halves. These halves will look alike. There are three phases of mitosis. These phases are karyokinesis, cytokinesis, and interphase.

Cytokinesis is a process of mitosis that comes after karyokinesis. During this process, the cell cytoplasm is split into two. These two come together to form two daughter cells. Cytokinesis happens through two different processes. One of those processes is in plants. The other in is in animals. This process helps make sure that the chromosomes numbers stay the same in the cells.

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L. Cooper

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Answered Jul 29, 2020

Basically, cytokinesis and mitosis refer to a part of cell division. Foremost, mitosis simply refers to a process whereby the genome that has been duplicated in a cell is being separated into halves that look similar in nature. Conversely, cytokinesis refers to a process in which the cell cytoplasm is being divided into two, thus forming two daughter cells.

There exist three phases in which the process of mitosis occur, which are karyokinesis, interphase, and cytokinesis. Karyokinesis also occurs in four phases, after which cytokinesis takes place after the completion of the process of karyokinesis. There are two processes through which cytokinesis occur.

One occurs in plant cells, and the other occurs in animals. This results in the formation of two daughters’ cells, with each having a nucleus as we can see here that the process of mitosis takes place before the cytokinesis process. The process of mitosis results in a cell containing two nuclei, while a cell is being divided into two in the processes of cytokinesis.

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Daniel Frederic

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Answered Jul 15, 2020

The process of Mitosis usually takes place in three distinct phases-namely Interphase, Karyokinesis and Cytokinesis. Karyokinesis do occur in four major phases. Once Karyokinesis is done with, Cytokinesis would then take place. Cytokinesis also take place in two simple processes, one in the animal and the other eukaryotic cells and one in the plant cells.

The process of Mitosis usually takes place in three distinct phases-namely Interphase, Karyokinesis
During the process of Cytokinesis, the cytoplasm of the cell is split into two, which results in the formation of two ‘daughter cells’, each possessing a nucleus. Cytokinesis also results in the transfer of cellular organelles equally between both daughter cells. Because some of the molecules attach themselves to the chromosomes, each daughter cell would receive equal share of the cytoplasmic components. Cytokinesis is just a process which occurs during mitosis. Mitosis results in the growth, formation and development of new cells, Cytokinesis also ensures that the number of chromosome is maintained in the cells.

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