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Unformatted text preview: diploid zygote. If meiosis did not occur organisms that reproduce sexually could not produce new offspring. An organism would need to undergo mitosis for:-Growth-Development-Repair-Asexual reproduction Keep in mind that when prokaryotes such as bacterium reproduce, it is not through the process of mitosis. It is through binary fission, a type of asexual reproduction that produces identical offspring. Only eukaryotes go through the specific process of mitosis. A eukaryotic organism would undergo meiosis for:-Production of gametes (the organism's reproductive cells) for sexual reproduction....
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2010 for the course ENGINEERIN 305 taught by Professor Martincandell during the Spring '10 term at Rio Hondo College.
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