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Unformatted text preview: 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. If meiosis did not occur cells can't reproduce, therefore, they will not be able to produce organisms. According to (Thinkquest.com,2010) fusion of gametes would result in a doubling of the chromosomes for each successive sexually reproduced generation. References Thinkquest.com, 2010. Basic Genetics. retrieved August 12, 2010. http://library.thinkquest.org/C0118084/Gene/Chromosomal_Inheritance/meiosis.htm Wolniak, S. (2010). An Introduction to Mitosis. Retrieved August 12, 2010. http://www.life.umd.edu/cbmg/faculty/wolniak/wolniakmitosis.html...
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