Both haploid and diploid cells can undergo mitosis.
Would a haploid cell undergo meiosis?
Nearly all animals have a diploid-dominant life cycle in which the only haploid cells are the gametes. … Germ cells can divide by mitosis to make more germ cells, but some of them undergo meiosis, making haploid gametes (sperm and egg cells).
Why can’t haploid cells undergo meiosis?
Haploid yeast cells normally contain either the MATa or MATα mating-type allele and cannot undergo meiosis and spore formation. … Recombination in spo13-1 haploids is blocked by the spo11-1 mutation, which also eliminates recombination between homologous chromosomes during conventional diploid meiosis.
What type of cells undergo meiosis?
Whereas somatic cells undergo mitosis to proliferate, the germ cells undergo meiosis to produce haploid gametes (the sperm and the egg).
Where does mitosis occur in the body?
Cell division by mitosis occurs in all human body cells except the gonads (sex cells). During mitosis, the DNA is exactly copied and a new daughter cell created with the same number of chromosomes as the parent cell, ie 46.