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Homework Help: Bio: cell division

  1. Oct 18, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Is mitosis the same as cell division?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I want to say yes because mitosis is a type of cell division and when you speak of mitosis, it's usually referred to cell division. However, mitosis doesn't include all of cell division becaue cell division continues all the way through cytokinesis, which is not mitosis. I'm a little confused and cannot give a yes or no to this answer. Please help, thank you.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 20, 2009 #2
    No ones replied so I thought I'd just add my thoguhts, for what they're worth.
    Mitosis is a form of cell division. But I thnk there are others (e.g. meiosis I would consider cell division, and binary fission I would also consider cell division).
    I hope this helps. But remember this is not necessarily so.
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