Mitosis and Meiosis

Mitosis and Meiosis - A eukaryotic organism would undergo...

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Mitosis and Meiosis I think that the reason mitosis is important, it’s because with out mitosis I don’t think that we will still be here, or even be alive. Mitosis is when our cells divide or in other words mitosis means that it makes more cells because our cells die constantly, so it replaces old cells or dead cells. Meiosis creates haploid gametes which are the cells used in sexual reproduction, the eggs in females and the sperm in males. These cells only have half of the genetic makeup of the each parent cell. The reasons why an organism would need to undergo mitosis are for growth, development, asexual reproduction and for repair.
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Unformatted text preview: A eukaryotic organism would undergo meiosis for the production of gametes which are the organism's reproductive cells for sexual reproduction. I couldnt and or wouldnt want to even imagine what would happen or how would things be or even work if meiosis didnt occur because if meiosis did not occur, all of those cells would not be made and reproduction could not occur. Also each generation would have double the amount of chromosomes as their parents and all of the extra chromosomes could result in birth defects in the offspring....
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