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Cell division


noun, plural: cell divisions

The process in which a cell divides into two cells, each containing identical genetic material, as that of the original cell


The term is commonly used interchangeably with mitosis, a process comprised of karyokinesis and cytokinesis resulting in two genetically identical cells. Nevertheless, cell division is not exclusive to mitosis; it is also happening in meiosis, which, in comparison, is a process giving rise to cells with unidentical genetic material. Thus, cell division is a biological process involved in growth and reproduction of various organisms.


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Why can't sperm cells divide mitotically?

Hi,,, Can sperm cells or egg cells undergo mitotic division? I mean can a cell divide mitotically after meiosis? If not, why??? :roll: Thank you

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by Sue4
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Why can't sperm cells divide mitotically?
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Is it possible for humans to get cells like an electric ee

After all the eels got their cells from mutations in gene SCN4A Fish have a copy of their genome But this is possible in humans, called polyploidy (mosaic type) this can occur during cell division after birth, adult, etc... so some humans can have copies of SCN4A as well.

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by Coelacanth
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it possible for humans to get cells like an electric ee
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Is this true?

What do you mean by that? I'd say we have pretty good understanding of cell division. There may be some unresolved issues still though.

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by JackBean
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Is this true?
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Human Gamete Compatibility Going Backwards

... as antelopes, they will be hardly homologous so there will be no cell division

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by JackBean
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Human Gamete Compatibility Going Backwards
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... anti-bio-agent drug). And the bacteria is supposed to kill the tumor cells? Some of them, the ones which are in hypoxic tumour cores, sure it ... tumours in phase 2, not phase 1. How do you imagine you halt all cell divisions? I imagine that one day big pharma will be able to supply enough ...

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Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:28 pm
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