Checkpoint Mitosis and Meiosis

Checkpoint Mitosis and Meiosis - an act of asexual...

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Mitosis can be simply defined as the process of the chromosomes dividing. It is essential that cells go through mitosis, so that each new cell contains the same genetic information. Now meiosis is a form of cell division that halves the number of chromosomes in the gametes. Meiosis is pretty much the same as mitosis the only difference is that it goes through the process twice. It is also very essential that mitosis and meiosis occurs, because reproduction would cease if these actions would not occur. An organism would need to go through the process of mitosis in order to grow, experience development, repair itself and as
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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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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2010 for the course BIO 100 BIO/100 taught by Professor Ray during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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