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Unformatted text preview: an act of asexual reproduction. An organism would need to go through the process of meiosis because the meiosis produces cells with half of the DNA of a normal cell so that when the two cells that have gone through meiosis are joined, the cell formed has the normal amount of DNA. If meiosis didn't happen each new organism would have twice as much DNA as it is parents. If meiosis did not occur, the gametes would not be produced, and the organism would not be able to reproduce sexually. Without the ability of cell division all living organisms would fail to reproduce, eventually dying out....
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- Spring '09