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Similarities between Mitosis and Meiosis

Mitosis is the cell division responsible for growth and repair. The process of cell division whereby the chromosomes are duplicated and distributed equally to the daughter cells is called mitosis.

Meiosis is reduction division that occurs only in germ cells where gametes are produced with half the chromosome number to that of the parent cell. This reduction is essential for maintenance of chromosome number in a species.
Similarities:
  • Both mitosis and meiosis involve nuclear division that results in the formation of new cells.
  • DNA should be replicated before both meiosis and mitosis
Meiosis II 

  • Both have the same stages (prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase). But there occurs some specific events like crossing over (recombination) in meiosis.
  • Fundamental events and processes are same in both meiosis and mitosis
  • Both mitosis and meiosis are associated with cytokinesis and cytokinesis occurs during telophase stage.
  • Meiosis II is similar to mitosis


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