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Whats it called when a prokaryotic organisms cells split?

Postby d9esco » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:21 am

When the cells of a eukaryotic organism splits its called mitosis, whats it called when the cells of a prokaryotic organism splits?
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Postby d9esco » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:38 am

Maybe it's just called reproduction......
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Re: Whats it called when a prokaryotic organisms cells split

Postby claudepa » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:30 pm

or cell division
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Postby NathanielY » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:43 pm

'Binary fission' is probably the more specific term you are looking for. Some unicellular eukaryotes go through binary fission rather than mitosis, but binary fission is most commonly known as the primary form of cellular reproduction in prokaryotes.
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