Mitosis and Meiosis comparison

  • Created by: mm2004
  • Created on: 21-10-18 14:21

Mitosis and Meiosis comparison


  • Both are a type of cell division
  • Both occur in humans and other animals
  • They both replicate genetic material
  • They both go through Prophase, Interphase, Metaphase, Anaphase and Telophase and Cytokinesis
  • They both involve cells


  • Mitosis takes place all over the body, meiosis only takes place in the sex organs
  • Meiosis only produces gametes whilst mitosis can replicate a variety of different cells
  • Meiosis produces 4 daughter cells, not 2
  • Meiosis produces haploid cells, mitosis produces diploid cells
  • Mitosis has one round of division, meiosis has two
  • In mitosis the daughter cells have 46 chromosomes, in meiosis each gamete has 23
  • The gametes are genetically different from the mother cell, whilst in mitosis the cells are genetically identical (clones)

Overall comparison

Mitosis is the division of cells for growth and repair, meiosis is the division of cells in the sex organs for reproductions and genetic variety


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