Cellular Reproductio2 - Cellular Reproduction The Goal of...

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Cellular Reproduction The Goal of Cellular Reproduction Put simply, the goal of cellular reproduction is to "reproduce" a copy of a preexisting cell. Cells achieve this by first copying their contents and then dividing such that each of the resulting two cells has the same components. These processes are a part of a larger cell cycle that also includes periods of preparation for synthesizing copies of cellular components and division. This cycle occurs continuously in most organisms. Cellular reproduction is a means of creating new life. As we mentioned, cell reproduction does not always result in the creation of an entirely distinct organism. Cell reproduction is also responsible for creating supporting cells in multi-cellular organisms. In these multi-cellular organisms, many rounds of cell reproduction are often necessary to create new individuals, whereas in single-cell organisms, each round of mitosis results in an independent organism. Since cell reproduction involves the copying old cells into new ones, resulting cells must be
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