mitosis and miosis
- February 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm #177365499Participant
What is mitosis?
What is mieosis?
Give their differ in both
- February 12, 2014 at 4:12 pm #115047jonmoultonParticipant
Wikipedia should be a good source for an explanation.
- July 10, 2014 at 3:58 am #115318CaptainCovalencyParticipant
In a nutshell:
Mitosis- The division of a cell to create two identical new cells.
Meiosis- The division of a cell into a gamete, carrying half the genetic DNA of a normal cell, to fertilize another gamete (Example, sperm fertilizing an egg)
- May 28, 2020 at 12:42 pm #117116Jordan WalkerParticipant
What Is Mitosis?
Mitosis is a cell division where a cell divides to produce a daughter cell having the same number of chromosomes as the parent cell.
The main function of mitosis is to replace damaged cells, dead cells, and those cells that tend to have a short lifespan. Somatic cells such as fat cells, skin cells, and blood cells tend to experience mitosis.
A daughter cell tends to appear at the end of mitosis and this is a clear indication that they follow certain stages such as Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, and Telophase.
What Is Meiosis?
Meiosis is a cell division where the number of chromosomes is reduced by half during the separation of homologous chromosomes in a diploid cell.
The process normally results in the formation of four daughter cells at the end of meiosis. It normally occurs in reproductive cells such as sperm and ovum.
The formation of the four daughter cells occurs after the process goes through certain stages of first meiotic division and second meiotic division.
The first meiotic division stages are Interphase I, Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I, and Telophase I. The Second meiotic division stages are Prophase II, Metaphase II, Anaphase II, and Telophase II.
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