(solution) A syncytium is a "cell" that contains more than one nucleus;

(solution) A syncytium is a "cell" that contains more than one nucleus;

A syncytium is a “cell” that contains more than one nucleus; examples are a skeletal muscle fibre and a blastula of a fly embryo. These two types of syncytia arise by very different pathways. What two mechanisms can you envision that could result in the formation of such syncytia? What does this tell you about the relationship between mitosis and cytokinesis?