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A process by which chromosomes replicate without the division of the cell nucleus.

en′do·mi·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
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(Biology) biology the division of chromosomes but not of the cell nucleus, resulting in a polyploid cell
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Kaushansky, "Thrombopoietin-induced activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway in normal megakaryocytes: role in endomitosis," Blood, vol.
It has been proven that mammalian CIB1 functionally affects hemostasis, DNA damage response, apoptosis, embryogenesis (1), endomitosis (7), and spermatogenesis (8).
The abnormalities found were breaks, stickiness, endomitosis, gaps, fragments and pulverization (Figure 1).
Spontaneous chromosome doubling may occur via somatic cell fusion, endoreduplication, endomitosis and possibly many other mechanisms (Jensen, 1974) but due to low spontaneous doubling rates, artificial chromosome doubling methods are required for application of haploids in breeding programs (Rober et al., 2005; Chang and Coe, 2009; Geiger, 2009).