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A. Franklin Shull, Principles of Animal Biology, McGraw-Hill, 1924

AMITOTIC DIVISION OF THE NUCLEI IN THE FOLLICLE CELLS OF THE CRICKET'S OVARY

Whether correctly or not, biologists have long distinguished two kinds of cell division, called amitosis and mitosis, respectively. Amitosis is essentially the type of cell division described by Remak, and involves no complicated visible mechanism. The word amitosis means, literally, not mitosis, and the significance of the term will be fully apparent only after the latter method of cell division has been described.... It is difficult to say, under these circumstances, how many of the supposed cases of amitosis are really such.