Mitosis and Meiosis - the process of mitosis. It is through...

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Mitosis and Meiosis Mitosis is the process of the chromosomes. According to (Wolniak, 2010) the dividing steps of mitosis are: prophase- chromosomes coil up and become visible metaphase- the chromosomes move toward the center anaphase- the cromatids are pulled apart telophase- a nuclear envelope forms around the chromosomes It is very essential that cells go through mitosis, so that each new cell contains the same gentic information. Meiosis- is a form of cell division that halves the number of chromosomes in the gametes meiosis is pretty much the same as mitosis its goes through the process twice. Males end up with 4 sperm- process spermatogenisis. Females end up with 4 eggs but the other 3 die due to being too small and lacking cytoplasm. Process oogenisis is very essential that meiosis occurs, because reproduction would stop. An organism would need to undergo mitosis for: Growth, Development, Repair, and Asexual reproduction. Keep in mind that when prokaryotes such as bacterium reproduce, it is not through
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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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