In what way does cytokinesis in animal cells vary from that in plant cells?

Asked by Abhisek | 2 years ago |  96

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Solution :-

• Cytokinesis in plant cells takes place by cell plate formation whereas in animal cells cytokinesis is accomplished by furrow formation.

• Plant cells have a rigid cell wall. So In-plant cell wall development begins in the middle of the cell and develops outward to connect the existing lateral walls.

• This involves the laying of a cell plate which characterises the middle lamella among the cell walls of adjacent cells.

• Cell plate develops centrifugally. Animal cells lack a cell wall. Hence cytokinesis involves the development of a furrow in the cell membrane. This grows centripetally and connects ultimately in the center of the cell and the cytoplasm is split into two.

Answered by Pragya Singh | 2 years ago

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