Cells divide and reproduce in two ways, mitosis and meiosis. Mitosis results in two identical daughter cells, whereas meiosis results in four sex cells.
What are the similarities and differences of mitosis and meiosis?
Mitosis produces two cells from one parent using one division event. But meiosis produces four new child cells with two divisions, each of which has half the genetic material of its parent. Mitosis takes place all over the body, while meiosis only takes place in the sex organs and produces sex cells.
What are the similarities and difference between mitosis and meiosis?
What Is the Difference Between Mitosis and Meiosis?
|Number of cells created||End result: two daughter cells||End result: four daughter cells|
|Ploidy||Creates diploid daughter cells||Creates haploid daughter cells|
|Genetics||Daughter cells are genetically identical||Daughter cells are genetically different|
Why does meiosis have 2 divisions?
From Amy: Q1 = Cells undergoing mitosis just divide once because they are forming two new genetically identical cells where as in meiosis cells require two sets of divisions because they need to make the cell a haploid cell which only has half of the total number of chromosomes.
Can mitosis occur in all cells?
Mitosis happens in all eukaryotic cells (plants, animals, and fungi). It is the process of cell renewal and growth in a plant, animal or fungus.
Where does mitosis occur in the body?
Mitosis is an active process that occurs in the bone marrow and skin cells to replace cells that have reached the end of their lives. Mitosis occurs in eukaryotic cells. Although the term mitosis is frequently used to describe the entire process, cell division is not mitosis.