Somatic cells go through the process of mitosis. The Genetics Home Reference website defines a somatic cell as any cell that is not an egg cell or sperm cell. More »

Three major cell populations in the body don't undergo mitosis. Post-mitotic cells don't divide further after they reach maturity. These include erythrocytes, platelets, neurons, retinal photoreceptors, cardiac cells and... More »

The biology of DNA is as complex as the DNA material itself. The somatic cells or body cells are produced in mitosis. These types of cells differ from gametes or sex cells because they are not expected to fuse with other... More »

Plant cells divide through the process of mitosis, followed by cytokinesis. Mitosis in plant cells is similar to mitosis in animal cells, which occurs in four stages: prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase. More »

Cells undergo mitosis for repair and growth. Without the process of mitosis, dying or damaged cells could not be replaced, creating a deficit in the required amount of cells needed to perform the daily functions of an or... More » Science Biology Cells

Germ cells undergo meiosis. Germ cells are found in the male and female gonads and form sperm and eggs. Meiosis produces haploid gametes, which contain only one set of chromosomes, instead of diploid somatic cells, which... More » Science Biology Cells

Germ cells, which are diploid, undergo meiosis to produce haploid gametes. A gamete is a cell that fuses with another to form a zygote, which develops into an embryo. Female gametes are called eggs, while male gametes ar... More »