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Unformatted text preview: An organism would undergo mitosis if it needed to be repaired or developed. Let’s say you have an open wound that needs healing or an infection that needs to be expelled from the blood, Mitosis then occurs. Forming new blood cells that will replace the damaged ones and then go on to form healthier cells until eventually all bad cells have been eliminated. When an organism needs to undergo the Meiosis process this is because gametes need to be produced and this happens only with sexual reproduction, unlike Mitosis which is asexual. Meiosis is to form a zygote which then forms an embryo so reproduction is possible....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course BIO 100 BIO/100 taught by Professor Ray during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '09