Check Point Mitosis and Meiosis

Check Point Mitosis and Meiosis - parent cell's genome...

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The process in which a cell separates its existing genome into two identical halves is called Mitosis. The process that usually followed mitosis is cytokinesis which then divides the cell membrane and cytoplasm. The results are two identical cells with equal distribution of cellular components and organelles. Mitosis and cytokinesis combined can be defined as the mitotic phase of the cell cycle. During mitosis, the parent cell's genome divides into two daughter cells and this genome is composed of chromosomes, particles of DNA that contain genetic information that is important for a cell to function properly. Mitosis is the process in which genetics occur and are assigned. During mitosis, the
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Unformatted text preview: parent cell's genome divides into two daughter cells and this genome is composed of chromosomes, particles of DNA that contain genetic information that is important for a cell to function properly. Mitosis only occurs in eukaryotic cells. In organisms that are multicellular, the somatic cells undergo mitosis but germ cells divide by a process called meioses. Meiosis is related to Mitosis. Meiosis is the process that allows one diploid cell to divide in a way that generates haploid cells in eukaryotes. Sexual reproduction is dependent upon meiosis. It occurs in most eukaryotes including single-celled organisms....
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