Cell division and growth

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  • Created on: 23-12-11 15:50

In your cells, you have a nucleus, inside it are all the instructions for making new cells, as you should know... 

But, in each nucleus, there are genes which are group together on chromosomes. 

You have 46 chromosomes in all, (except in gametes), 23 from your mother and 23 from your father. 

Mitosis:

This is the cell division which takes place in the normal body cells and produces identical daughter cells.

In asexual reproduction, the cells of the offspring are produced by mitosis from cell of the parent. This is why they are identical because they have the same genes with no variety.

Before a cell divides it produces new copies of the chromosomes in the nucleus. This means that when division takes place two genetically identical daughter cells are formed. 

In some parts of plant and animal cells, this is happening all the…

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