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ID108577
Property Duration of cell cycle in early embryo
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Range ~8
Units Minutes
Reference David O Morgan, The cell cycle, principles of control, New science press limited 2007 p.7 top paragraph
Comments "The remarkably rapid cell cycles of these embryos (about 8 minutes each) occur without cytokinesis, resulting in the formation of a multinucleate cell, or syncytium, with thousands of nuclei in a shared cytoplasm. Only after about 13 rounds of nuclear division does a plasma membrane form around each nucleus, resulting in the division of the syncytial cytoplasm into individual cells."
Entered By Uri M
Date Added Dec 23, 2012 10:57 AM
Date Edited Dec 24, 2012 9:59 AM
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