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    Please can someone do a simple explanation of Mitosis and Meiosis as I can't understand it? Especially Meiosis as I don't understand how after the second division each only has half the normal amount, surely its a quarter??

    Any help would be really appreciated!! Thank you!!!
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    - Mitosis is used for cell replacement/repair and growth.
    - A body cell with 48 chromosomes (parent cell) makes identical copies of its chromosomes, therefore leaving you with 96 chromosomes.
    - Similar cells are grouped together.
    - Then the cell is split into 2 daughter cell each with 48 chromosomes.

    -Meiosis is used for the body to me sex cells (gametes)
    - A body cell (parent cell) makes identical copies of its chromosomes, therefore leaving you with 96 chromosomes.
    - Similar cells are grouped together.
    - Then the cell is split into 2 daughter cell each with 48 chromosomes.

    NOTE: If you have't noticed, so far it's exactly the same as Mitosis.

    - Finally each daughter cell splits leaving you with 2 new cells with 24 chromosomes which are called gametes. Sex Cells. Since there were 2 daughter cells you are left with 4 games within one process of meiosis as each individual daughter cell produces 2 sex cells.
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    Oh I see now thank you!!
 
 
 
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