Mitosis and Meiosis

Mitosis and Meiosis - genetics further and also makes room...

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Mitosis and Meiosis The process of mitosis is essential to a living organism because mitosis happens for each cell to contain identical genetic material as the other cells do. The process for meiosis is vital to a living organism because reproduction would come to an end without it. Mitosis is the method where the cell divides the chromosomes and copies them connecting the two cells into one new division. This new section keeps the chromosome amount the same and the cell in the human body does have 46 chromosomes.   The meiosis process is for sexual reproduction and to reproduce both a sperm and an egg must get together for fertilization and to thus form a new organism. This process increases the
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Unformatted text preview: genetics further and also makes room for progression and the alteration of organisms for diverse environments. When would an organism need to undergo the process of mitosis and meiosis? An organism would need to endure the process of mitosis for repair and growth; while an organism would need to go through the process of meiosis for the assembly of gametes. If meiosis did not happen, how would that affect organisms? If meiosis didn’t happen then the organisms which reproduce new offspring sexually would not be able produce anything....
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course SCI 125 taught by Professor Basic during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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