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Mitosis and meiosis – the differences

Mitosis and meiosis are the two forms of cell reproduction that occur in living organisms. They are the only two ways that new cells can be created. They work through the process of cell division – one cell splits into two (in mitosis) or four (in meiosis) identical cells, known as daughter cells. Mitosis and… read more »

What is meiosis?

Meiosis is one of the two types of cell division. It only occurs during the production of sex cells, which are called gametes. One cell, after undergoing meiosis, produces four cells, which each have half the number of chromosomes as the dividing cell. These are haploid cells, as opposed to diploid cells, which have the… read more »

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