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Why does mitosis not occur in bacteria?


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November 28, 2008 9:18PM

Usually, only eukaryotes, such as the human cell, go through mitosis, and because most bacteria, prokaryotes, are single celled organisms, there's usually no need to go through all the complexities of mitosis, when they could just split and reform itself into its own duplicate.