Cell Division

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  • Created on: 02-05-15 18:23

Cell Division


  • Both a type of cell division


  • Body cells normally have two copies of each chromosome whereas gametes only have one copy of each chromosome
  • Asexual reproduction uses Mitosis whereas sexual reproduction uses Meiosis
  • No variation in Mitosis whereas there is variation in Meiosis
  • Last part of the process in Mitosis there is two new cells containing exactly the same DNA whereas in the last process of Meiosis there is four gametes with only a single set of chromosomes in it.

Overall comparison

Mitosis is when a cell reproduces itself by splitting to form two identical offspring. Meiosis produces cells which have half the normal number of chromosomes. 


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