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Unformatted text preview: haploid (N), then the daughter cells will be haploid. If the parent cell is diploid, the daughter cells will also be diploid. N N 2N 2N This type of cell division allows multicellular organisms to grow and repair damaged tissue. Meiosis Meiosis produces daughter cells that have one half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell. 2N N Meiosis enables organisms to reproduce sexually . Gametes (sperm and eggs) are haploid. Meiosis is necessary in sexually-reproducing organisms because the fusion of two gametes (fertilization) doubles the number of chromosomes. Meiosis involves two divisions producing a total of four daughter cells. Click here to go to the chapter on meiosis....
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