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Comparing Meiosis and Mitosis

Comparing Meiosis and Mitosis

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Meiosis
Crossing Over Occurs

Generates four daughter cells from one parent cell.

Daughter cells are haploid (n).

Daughter cells are not genetically identical to the parent cell.

Makes gametes

Makes sex cells

Makes sperm and eggs

Genetic Variations

Occurs in testes of males

Occurs in ovaries of females

Mitosis
Generates two daughter cells from one parent cell.

Daughter cells are diploid (2n).

Daughter cells are genetically identical to the parent cell.

Body cells do this.

Makes body cells

Used for growth

Used for repair

No genetic variations