what happens if cytokinesis happens before mitosis?

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what happens if cytokinesis happens before mitosis?

Post by bored_teen » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:51 pm

this question is really confusing! what happens? so far i have 2x as many daughter cells, and half the size of normal cells. probably half the amount of normal chromosomes, too. anything i forgot?

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Post by mith » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:21 pm

How can you separate the chromosomes without mitosis?
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Post by smellor » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:05 pm

would you not just end up with 2 cells, whereof one would be without nucleus?

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Post by mith » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:10 pm

Probably, I have no idea how this would happen...
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Post by smellor » Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:17 pm

well it seems we are dealing with a hypothetical situation, as the cell has countless mechanisms in place to ensure the cell goes through the cycle in the correct order. it goes without saying that a cell with no nucleus would not stay around for very long...

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