What is amitosis?

Amitosis is direct division of a cell simply by elongation and division of the nucleus and cytoplasm into two new cells, unlike the ordinary process of cell reproduction.

Amitosis, also called «karyostenosis» or direct cell division or binary fission. It is cell proliferation that does not occur by mitosis, the mechanism usually identified as essential for cell division in eukaryotes. The polyploid macronucleus…

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