Cell Reproduction: Mitosis - 10Cytokinesis: Separation of the Cytoplasmic ContentsMitosis describes events of chromosomes and nuclei. Most cells accompanymitosis with cytokinesis, the separation of the cytoplasm of the original cell intotwo new cells. This is not always the case. Some organisms (including many fungiand algae) are "multinucleate", they just have one cell body with many nuclei. Someanimal tissues are also multinucleate.Cytokinesis coincides with the events of telophase or occurs immediately after, sothat at the completion of mitosis, the original cell is separated into two cells, eachwith a nucleus and DNA identical to that of the original cell. Although the endresult of cytokinesis is always two new cells, the mechanism of separation isdifferent in plants and animals, so we shall discuss them separately.Cytokinesis in Animal CellsThe cells of animals lack cell walls. Cytokinesis in animal cells is started with the
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