AAT Bioquest

How many times does cytokinesis occur in meiosis?

Posted November 30, 2022


Cytokinesis occurs twice in meiosis. The first time is after telophase I – this is the final step of meiosis 1 when the homologous chromosomes are separated from each other.  The second time is after telophase II – this is the final step of meiosis 2 when the sister chromatids are separated at the centromere and move towards opposite ends of the cell. 

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Cytokinesis in plant male meiosis

Cell Cycle Assays

Cell Meter™ Fluorimetric Live Cell Cycle Assay Kit *Green Fluorescence Optimized for Flow Cytometry*