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Describe the main differences between mitosis and meiosis

There are two different types of cell division.

  • Mitosis

  • Meiosis



Cell only divide once

Cell divide twice Meiosis 1 and Meiosis 2

It takes place in somatic cells

It takes place in gametes

There is no crossing over between chromosomes

Crossing over between sister chromatid takes place

Same number of chromosomes are transferred to daughter cells 

Number of chromosomes are reduced to half in daughter cells

Two daughter cells are the result of Mitosis

Four daughter cells are the result of meiosis

Mitosis is for growth and repair of the cells of body

Meiosis is for sexual reproduction

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