Mitosis and Meiosis
Occurs in somatic cells.
Consists of only one nuclear division.
Cytokinesis takes place only once.
Involves division of chromosomes.
Dividing cells can be haploid or diploid.
Does not involve either pairing of homologous chromosomes or crossing over.
Two daughter cells are formed.
Number of chromosomes present in the mother cell is maintained in both the daughter cells. Therefore it is an equational division.
Original characters of the chromosomes are maintained in the daughter cells.
Daughter cells are similar to each other and also to the original mother cell.
Helps in growth and…
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