asymmetric cell division

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asymmetric cell division

Cell division in which the daughter cells have differing quantities of cytoplasm.
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These observations are consistent with, and extend, older electron microscopic work on polar body formation in eggs of Spisula and Tubifex (2, 7) and are of value for comparison with current findings on unequal cell division in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Caenorhabditis elegans (8, 9).
At around the 13-cell stage, the prospective axial cell, 4a, undergoes an unequal cell division.
Localized PEM mRNA and protein are involved in cleavage-plane orientation and unequal cell divisions in ascidians.