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 »

Mitosis and meiosis are biological functions that create cell division and enable reproduction. These two processes are similar in that they produce offspring cells, but differ in the type of cells they produce. While mi... More » Science Biology Cells

Meiosis is the process of cell division that creates offspring in sexually reproducing organisms, explains a University of Illinois at Chicago website. Unlike during mitosis, meiotic cell division starts with double the ... More »

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 » Science Biology Molecular Biology & DNA

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 »

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 » Science Biology Molecular Biology & DNA

Humans and other multicellular organisms need mitosis to regenerate cells for both growth and repair. Mitosis is the process of cell division. Along with meiosis, it is one of the key parts to the creation of offspring, ... More »