What is the appearance of the cell plate in the telophase cells?
In telophase, which is towards the end of mitosis, the cell begins to pinch into two daughter cells in animal cells. In plant cells, to fully separate into two cells, a cell plate is synthesized during cytokinesis which will partition the cell into two distinct and separate daughter cells. Each new cell will have the exact chromosome complement of the parent cell, but each cell will have half the cytoplasm, therefore they are genetically identical but smaller than the parent cell. A cell plate is only found in plant cells. Animal cells just pinch into two separate daughter cells.
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