Mitosis is the type of cell division that leads to growth or repair. When a cell divides by mitosis:
- two new cells form
- each cell is identical to the other one, and the cell they were formed from
Your body contains trillions of cells (thousands of millions). But you started life as a single cell - a fertilised egg cell. This cell then divided and divided to make more cells through a process called mitosis.
Mitosis is a way of making more cells that are genetically the…