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Module 1: Citocinesis

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Biology - Cytokinesis

Cytokinesis

In animal cells the cytoplasm constricts at the equator dividing up the
cell contents between the two daughter cells. This is cytokinesis. As the
daughter cells grow, the cytoplasm and organelles are replicated as needed.
In plant cells a dividing plate forms across the centre of the cell
separating the two daughter cells.

View the video showing cytokinesis in an animal cell.

View the video showing cytokinesis in a plant cell.

Cytokinesis shown under an electron microscope

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