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 (sī′tō-kə-nē′sĭs, -kī-)
The division of the cytoplasm of a cell following the division of the nucleus.

cy′to·ki·net′ic (-nĕt′ĭk) adj.


(ˌsaɪtəʊkɪˈniːsɪs; -kaɪ-)
(Genetics) division of the cytoplasm of a cell, occurring at the end of mitosis or meiosis


(ˌsaɪ toʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ-)

the division of the cell cytoplasm that usu. follows mitotic or meiotic division of the nucleus.
cy`to•ki•net′ic (-ˈnɛt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cytokinesis - organic process consisting of the division of the cytoplasm of a cell following karyokinesis bringing about the separation into two daughter cells
meiosis, miosis, reduction division - (genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four nuclei each containing half the chromosome number (leading to gametes in animals and spores in plants)
mitosis - cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
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Tenders are invited for Supply of cytochalasin-b from Drechslera dematioidea, use for Cytokinesis blocking, purity, demecolcine, use for blocking mitosis at metaphase, purity>/=98 % powder.
Mitosis and cytokinesis together define the mitotic (M) phase of an animal cell cycle--the division of the mother cell into two daughter cells, genetically identical to each other and to their parent cell.
Checkpoint kinase 1 (CHK1) regulates DNA damage checkpoints, and also plays a central role in normal DNA replication, mitosis (when a cell divides into an identical, replicated cell) and cytokinesis (the process by which a cell divides).
Each of the APC/C's subunits bond and mesh with other units at different points in the cell cycle, allowing it to control a range of mitotic processes including the initiation of DNA replication, the segregation of chromosomes along protein 'rails' called spindles, and the ultimate splitting of one cell into two, called cytokinesis.
In this type of cytokinesis, each nuclear division was followed by cell wall formation.
Inclusion of micronuclei in non-divided mononuclear lymphocytes and necrosis/ apoptosis may provide a more comprehensive cytokinesis block micronucleus assay for biomonitoring purposes.
Her research team focuses on learning the secrets of cell division, hoping to understand the mysteries of cytokinesis and improve treatments for diseases like cancer.
Bone morphogenetic protein 4 promotes vascular smooth muscle contractility by activating microRNA-21 (miR-21), which down-regulates expression of family of dedicator of cytokinesis (DOCK) proteins.
In this work, the roles of myoB and myoE in cytokinesis in A.
p27 (Kip1) controls cytokinesis via the regulation of citron kinase activation.
Cytochalasin B (6 ([micro]g/ml, Sigma, USA) was added after 44 h of culture to block cytokinesis, allowing identifying lymphocytes dividing in culture.