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Don't understand the whole mitosis and miosis. any way to understand it?
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This is a tricky one for me too, personally I drew up a table giving the differences

Mitosis produces daughter cells which are genetically IDENTICAL to each other and the parent cell.
Meiosis produces GAMETES (daughter cells) which DIFFER from eachother and the parent cell
Mitosis produces 2 daughter cells in ONE division
Meiosis produces 4 daughter cells in TWO divisions
Mitosis produces DIPLOID cells whereas meiosis produces HAPLOID cells
Mitosis can happen in any part of the human body where genetically identical cells are required eg for skin
Meiosis only happens in the testes or ovaries to produce sex cells
Hope this helps!
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(Original post by nmurdock)
this is a tricky one for me too, personally i drew up a table giving the differences

mitosis produces daughter cells which are genetically identical to each other and the parent cell.
Meiosis produces gametes (daughter cells) which differ from eachother and the parent cell
mitosis produces 2 daughter cells in one division
meiosis produces 4 daughter cells in two divisions
mitosis produces diploid cells whereas meiosis produces haploid cells
mitosis can happen in any part of the human body where genetically identical cells are required eg for skin
meiosis only happens in the testes or ovaries to produce sex cells
hope this helps! :d

thanks!
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