Tabulate the difference between mitosis and meiosis.

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BasisMitosisMeiosis
Number of divisionsOneTwo – meiosis 1 and meiosis II
DNA replicationOccurs during interphaseOccurs during interphase
RoleProduction of somatic cells for growth of the bodyProduces gametes or gametogenesis
Daughter cell producedTwo diploid cells that are genetically identical to parentFour haploid cell(n) containing half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell.
GeneticsIdentical cellVariation
Crossing overNoYes it takes place during prophase 1
Occurs inAll organismReproductive cells of humans, animals, plants and fungi

 

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