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What are the similarities between cytokinesis and mitosis?

Posted March 15, 2023


There are various similarities between cytokinesis and mitosis. One similarity is that both mitosis and cytokinesis are a part of cell division. Another similarity is that both are vital processes in order to create new daughter cells, but cytokinesis occurs after mitosis. Both mitosis and cytokinesis also ensure the constant chromosome numbers in new cells. They do this by dividing cells that previously duplicate their DNA during interphase. Each chromosome is copied and separated to opposite sides of the cell; when the cell divides down the middle, each cell then obtains its own copy of each chromosome. The daughter cells generated in both processes are identical to their parent cell. 

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