Duration of cell cycle in early embryo

Range ~8 Minutes
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
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
ID 108577