Differences between Mitosis and Meiosis

Length: 10 minutesAuthor: kingsleyComplexity: Easy

<!-- wp:paragraph --> <p><strong><mark style="background-color:rgba(0, 0, 0, 0)" class="has-inline-color has-vivid-cyan-blue-color">Differences between Mitosis and Meiosis</mark></strong></p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Mitosis and meiosis are both cell division processes, but they have key differences:</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:list-item --> <li><strong>Purpose:</strong> Mitosis is responsible for growth, repair, and maintenance of body cells, while meiosis is involved in the formation of sex cells (gametes) for reproduction.</li> <!-- /wp:list-item --> <!-- wp:list-item --> <li><strong>Cell Division:</strong> Mitosis results in two identical daughter cells, each with the same number of chromosomes as the parent cell. Meiosis, on the other hand, involves two rounds of cell division and results in four non-identical daughter cells, each with half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell.</li> <!-- /wp:list-item --> <li><strong>Chromosome Number: <figure class="wp-block-image size-full"><img src="https://www.primacyebooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/MITOSIS.png" alt="Differences between mitosis and meiosis" class="wp-image-14146"/><figcaption class="wp-element-caption">Differences between mitosis and meiosis</figcaption></figure> <div class="sign-up-notice-after-excerpt-two" style="background-color:powderblue;"> You are viewing an excerpt of this lesson. Subscribing to the subject will give you access to the following: <ul> <li>The complete lesson note and evaluation questions for this topic</li> <li>The complete lessons for the subject and class (First Term, Second Term & Third Term)</li> <li>Media-rich, interactive and gamified content</li> <li>End-of-lesson objective questions with detailed explanations to force mastery of content</li> <li>Simulated termly preparatory exams</li> <li>Discussion boards on all lessons and subjects</li> <li>Guaranteed learning</li> <li>Win great prizes for topping the <a href="https://www.primacyebooks.com">Primacy Ebooks</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="sensei-message info"></div>

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