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cytokinesis

 [si″to-kĭ-ne´sis]
the division of the cytoplasm between daughter cells in mitosis or meiosis.

cy·to·ki·ne·sis

(sī'tō-ki-nē'sis),
Changes occurring in the cytoplasm of the cell outside the nucleus during cell division.
Synonym(s): cytodieresis
[cyto- + G. kinēsis, movement]

cytokinesis

/cy·to·ki·ne·sis/ (si″to-ki-ne´sis) the division of the cytoplasm during the division of eukaryotic cells.

cytokinesis

(sī′tō-kə-nē′sĭs, -kī-)
n.
The division of the cytoplasm of a cell following the division of the nucleus.

cy′to·ki·net′ic (-nĕt′ĭk) adj.

cytokinesis

[sī′tōkinē′sis, -kīnē′sis]
Etymology: Gk, kytos + kinesis, movement
the division of the cytoplasm, exclusive of nuclear division, that occurs during the final stages of mitosis and meiosis to form daughter cells. See also karyokinesis. cytokinetic, adj.

cy·to·ki·ne·sis

(sī'tō-ki-nē'sis)
Changes occurring in the protoplasm of the cell outside the nucleus during cell division.
[cyto- + G. kinēsis, movement]

cytokinesis

a part of CELL DIVISION that usually occurs during TELOPHASE of nuclear division. The cytoplasm becomes divided into two parts which are sometimes unequal, e.g. the production of ova and polar bodies during OOGENESIS. The mode of splitting differs between organisms. In higher plants, a special membrane-producing area (the CELL PLATE) develops internally and becomes joined to the outer membrane; in lower plants, the cell wall and plasma membrane grow in from outside; in animals, the plasma membrane forms a deep cleft from the outside inwards which eventually divides the cell.

cytokinesis

the division of the cytoplasm between daughter cells in mitosis or meiosis.
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The PPB is component of the cytokinetic apparatus (Gunning, 1982) that marks and prepares the future division site.
It becomes functionally bipolar by convergence of poles in pairs toward a single spindle axis that terminates at cytokinetic furrows.
2012), we demonstrated that once furrowing commenced, centralspindlin-bundled overlapping microtubules from opposite asters in the equatorial cortex appeared to function as "miniature central spindles" in cytokinetic signaling, and accompanied the furrow as it ingressed to completion.
In our present study, we support and extend the miniature central spindle hypothesis by demonstrating that aligned arrays of centralspindlin-bundled microtubules not associated with a normal mitotic apparatus, were capable of performing cytokinetic signaling.
In all jungermanniopsid liverworts investigated, the expression of quadripolarity is initiated in sporocytes just entering the meiotic pathway by premeiotic bands of microtubules that define the future cytokinetic planes and result in deeply quadrilobed cytoplasm.
Diversity of cell division in simple land plants holds clues to evolution of the mitotic and cytokinetic apparatus in higher plants.
This self-organized network of actin filaments resembles the cytokinetic ring of dividing cells in the following ways: (i) it exhibits myosin-II-mediated, anti-parallel sliding of actin filaments (4, 5), and (ii) it assembles during the M-phase of the cell cycle.
Cytokinetic and cytogenetic effect of agricultural chemicals on human lymphoid cells in vitro.
Similarly, these advanced charophytes exhibit a distinctly land-plant ("embryophytic") pattern of mitotic and cytokinetic events, including, an open mitosis with a persistent, interzonal spindle (the daughter mitotic nuclei remaining separated at a distance) and a phragmoplast (spindle fiber remnants perpendicular to the cytokinetic plane and associated golgi-derived vesicles; el.
2+] is part of the signaling pathway that regulates assembly of the cytokinetic ring of actin filaments.