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Nuclear division can take place by two ways:
either mitosis or meiosis
Mitosis produces two daughter nuclei that
have the same number of chromosomes as
the parent cell and each other.
Meiosis produces four daughter nuclei, each
with half the number of chromosomes of the
parent cell.…read more
Ploidy refers to the number of sets of
chromosomes in a biological cell.
Diploid means that the cell contains two sets of
DNA ("di" means two). Most cells in the body
are diploid. The diploid number of
chromosomes in a human somatic (body) cell
Haploid means that the cell contains one set of
DNA, half of a diploid cell. The haploid number
of chromosomes in a human body cell is 23.…read more
Nuclear division that results in the formation of
two identical daughter cells having an exact
copy of the DNA of the parent cell.
Mitosis is preceded by a period during which
the cell is not dividing. This period is called
Interphase is a period of intense cellular
activity during which DNA replication occurs.
Mitosis is generally followed by cytokinesis
during which the cell divides.…read more