noun[mass noun] Biology
The cytoplasmic division of a cell at the end of mitosis or meiosis, bringing about the separation into two daughter cells.
- Structural proteins are also used during mitosis and cytokinesis, the processes by which a cell reproduces itself.
- The phialides produce chains of uninucleate conidia after repeated mitotic division and cytokinesis.
- In plants, actin filaments have been implicated in cytokinesis, cell expansion and development.
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