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Arrange the following statements into their correct places on the

“COMPARISON OF MITOSIS AND MEIOSIS” table overleaf

2 nuclear and 2
identical 2 different cytoplasmic
divisions
cellular (asexual)
makes
reproduction (cell
everything
division during
four haploid other than
which the cell sexual
daughter cells sex cells
nucleus divides);
(somatic
general growth and
cells)
repair of the body
A type of
cellular
reproduction in a process of asexual
which the reproduction in
number of reduced by which the cell
chromosomes half divides in two
are reduced by (homologous 4 producing a replica
half through pairs (exact copy) with an
the separation separate) equal number of
of homologous chromosomes (one
chromosomes cell becomes two)
in a diploid
cell.
sex cells
only: female
no egg cells or all organisms animals and plants
male sperm
cells
1 division of
the nucleus two diploid daughter
yes asexual
and 1 cells
cytokinesis
sexual
yes no remains the same
reproduction
COMPARISON OF MITOSIS AND MEIOSIS

Attribute Mitosis Meiosis

DEFINITION

GENETICALLY

DAUGHTER CELLS
PRODUCED

OCCURS IN

DOES CROSSING
OVER OCCUR?

CELLS CREATED

TYPE OF
REPRODUCTION

NUMBER OF
CELLS PRODUCED

NUMBER OF
DIVISIONS

CHROMOSOME
NUMBER

PAIRING OF
HOMOLOGUES

FUNCTION
Solutions
Attribute Mitosis Meiosis
A process of asexual A type of cellular
reproduction in which the reproduction in which the
cell divides in two producing number of chromosomes
DEFINITION a replica (exact copy) with are reduced by half through
an equal number of the separation of
chromosomes (One cell homologous chromosomes
becomes two) in a diploid cell.
GENETICALLY Identical different
DAUGHTER CELLS
two diploid daughter cells four haploid daughter cells
PRODUCED
OCCURS IN All organisms animals and plants
DOES CROSSING
No Yes
OVER OCCUR?
Makes everything other Sex cells only: Female egg
CELLS CREATED
than sex cells (Somatic Cells) cells or Male sperm cells
TYPE OF
Asexual Sexual
REPRODUCTION
NUMBER OF
2 4
CELLS PRODUCED
NUMBER OF 1 division of the nucleus and 2 nuclear and 2 cytoplasmic
DIVISIONS 1 Cytokinesis divisions
CHROMOSOME Reduced by half
Remains the same
NUMBER (homologous pairs separate)
PAIRING OF
No Yes
HOMOLOGUES
Cellular (asexual)
Reproduction (cell division
during which the cell
FUNCTION sexual reproduction
nucleus divides); general
growth and repair of the
body