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Mitosis vs Meiosis!(:
Mitosis refers to a division of cells. Meiosis on the other hand refers to the division of gametes(sperm or an egg). So it goes diploid to haploid. The difference between Mitosis and Meiosis is that Meiosis is a sexual reproduction of cells and Mitosis is not.
Meiosis is a special type of cell that make gametes with half as many chromosomes. A gamete is a sexual product. The opposite process would be syngamy or fertalization, a new and very different organism that has unique genetic information different from either parent is made. The sygote divides and grown to form an embryo which turns into a young organism.
Mitosis is where chromosomes are copied and split. It starts with prophase. Prophase is when the DNA duplicates. They became exactly the same like a clone. Then theres metophase which is when the DNA duplicates and face eachother. On the opposite sides. Anaphase is next and is when the daughter chromosomes move away from eachother to opposite sides of the cell. Last is telephase and thats where all cells seperate and form nuclei.
Article posted January 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM •
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Plant cells and animal cells have a lot of things in common like: Cytoplasm, Cytoskeleton, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi Apparatus, Mitochondria, Nucleus, Peroxisomes, Plasma Membranes, Ribosomes. But they also have differences like: plant cells have Cell Walls, Chloroplasts and Vacuole and animals cells don't. Also, animal cells have Centrioles, Flagellum and Lysosomes and plant cells don't.