after cytokinesis, how does the number of chromosomes in the two new cells compare with the # in the original ?
after cytokinesis, how does the number of chromosomes in the two new cells compare with the number in the original cell?
- ursaitaliano70Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Mitosis refers to nuclear division. Cytokinesis refers to cytoplasmic division.
If mitosis & cytokinesis are normal, the two new daughter cells will have the same number (N or diploid number) of chromosomes as the original cell.
Sometimes things go wrong and mitosis occurs with abnormal cytokinesis , resulting in nondisjunction. In this abnormal case the chromosome numbers are not equal .
- 1 decade ago
It halves it to two daughter cells. So it would be half from the original.