Tabulate the difference between mitosis and meiosis.

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Basis Mitosis Meiosis
Number of divisions One Two – meiosis 1 and meiosis II
DNA replication Occurs during interphase Occurs during interphase
Role Production of somatic cells for growth of the body Produces gametes or gametogenesis
Daughter cell produced Two diploid cells that are genetically identical to parent Four haploid cell(n) containing half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell.
Genetics Identical cell Variation
Crossing over No Yes it takes place during prophase 1
Occurs in All organism Reproductive cells of humans, animals, plants and fungi


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