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    I'm really confused about this question. I asked my friends and they thought it was mitosis because an identical being is created but surely meiosis is involved because an egg is needed?
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    Surely mitosis? Meiosis halves the cell chromosome number to form gametes, if you want anything to actually grow then.. well, go go mitosis.
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    Mitosis.

    Meiosis forms genetically different cells.

    ..an egg is also not needed for mitosis.
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    Mitosis.

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    The technical definition of cloning would include natural clones produced by assexual reproduction, but generally "cloning" implies human intervention, like Dolly the Sheep which I'm sure you've all heard.

    "Cloning" in nature tends to just be referred to as assexual reproduction, and not "cloning" despite the fact that clones are produced.

    It depends which definition you take to be honest. Arguably cloning is just the process of extracting DNA from a cell and inserting it in the place of the DNA of a unfertilised ovum, and zapping it.
 
 
 
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