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The two main differences in mitosis and meiosis are that meiosis involves only one cell division, not two, and meiosis results in the production of germ cells or cells that produce gametes. In mitosis, one round yields t... More »

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Mitosis is the process where one cell divides into two cells with the same number of chromosomes as the original cell, while meiosis is the process where one cell divides into four cells with half the number of chromosom... More »

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Though both meiosis and mitosis involve the division of a cell, meiosis generates a cell used for sexual reproduction, while mitosis generates a cell used for growth. Mitosis produces two cells that are identical to the ... More »

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The main purpose of mitosis is to promote growth and facilitate cell repair while the primary role of meiosis is to produce gametes, which include sperm and eggs. Mitosis and meiosis are both involved in the process of r... More »

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Meiosis involves two rounds of nuclear division with the daughter cells receiving half the genetic material of the parent, while mitosis involves one. This ensures greater genetic variation. More »

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Though both meiosis and mitosis involve the division of a cell, meiosis generates a cell used for sexual reproduction, while mitosis generates a cell used for growth. Mitosis produces two cells that are identical to the ... More »

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The process of meiosis results in four cells that possess half of the chromosomes of the original cell. This occurs in cells that possess two chromosome sets, which happens in organisms that reproduce sexually. The cellu... More »

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