Both unicellular and multicellular organisms undergo mitosis. What are the differences, if any, observed in the process between the two?


In unicellular organisms, the type of cell division is known as amitosis in which somatic cell is divided into two parts directly. In multicellular organisms occurs which is an indirect process.

Both cell division in unicellular and multicellular organisms undergo mitosis have differences as below


Cell Division in Unicellular (Amitosis)

Cell Division in Multicellular Organism (Mitosis)

It is direct division of cellular and nuclear chromosomes. Without the formation of chromosomes.

Different phases of cell divisions are not seen.

Nucleus and cellular content do not divide directly and involves formation of chromosomes.

It involves different phases of cell division.