Asked by palaksophia | 27th Oct, 2009, 03:28: PM

Expert Answer:

Mitosis is an equational division in which a cell divides into 2 daughter cells, each having the same chromosome number as the parent cell. It shows karyokinesis followed by cytokinesis. Karyokinesis occurs in 4 stages : Prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase. Mitosis occurs in somatic cells.

Meiosis is a reduction division in which the parent cell divides into 4 daughter cells, each having half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell. Meiosis occurs in 2 phases - Meiosis I and Meiosis II. Meiosis occurs in reproductive cells. Meiosis occurs during formation of egg and sperm cells in mammals. Meosis is a much longer process than mitosis.

Answered by  | 30th Oct, 2009, 08:24: PM

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