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Unformatted text preview: undergo mitosis for growth, development, repair, and asexual reproduction. An example would be, skin growing back after a bad cut, hair growing after you cut it, or cancerous cells developing in your body. Meiosis is the production of sperm and egg cells. These cells are called gamete or sex cells. Meiosis is important for organism reproduction. There are two stages of Meiosis, Meiosis I and Meiosis II. In Meiosis I, chromosomes in a diploid cell resegregate, producing four haploid daughter cells. This step in meiosis generates genetic diversity. Meiosis II is similar to mitosis. The chromatids of each chromosome are no longer identical because of recombination. Meiosis II separates the chromatids producing two daughter cells each with 23 chromosomes (haploid), and each chromosome has only one chromatid. ....
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course BIO 100 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at Alabama A&M University.
- Spring '08