AAT Bioquest

Which eukaryotic cell cycle event is missing in binary fission?

Posted November 11, 2022


Karyokinesis is the cell cycle event that is missing in binary fission. Binary fission involves DNA replication, DNA segregation, cell growth, and cell splitting. Since bacteria lack a nucleus, it is not possible for karyokinesis (the division of cell nucleus) to occur. Binary fission is asexual, and
a simplified type of cell division compared to mitosis since prokaryotic cells have a simpler structure compared to eukaryotic cells.

Additional resources

Cell Cycle Assays

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

PCR Detection of Viral DNA/RNA

Binary Fission