Mitosis vs Meiosis

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What you REALLY need to know about mitosis vs meiosis:

  1. Mitosis makes TWO exact copies (with a minor percentage error during DNA replication)
    • Cells are Diploid (two copies of each chromosome ... in humans this is 46 in total)
  2. Meiosis uses Crossing-Over to increase genetic variation just before the first cell division starts
  3. Meiosis makes FOUR cells
    • These four cells are Haploid (one copy of each chromosome ... in humans this is 23 in total)
  4. Meiosis is used to make gametes (reproductive cells like sperm, eggs, pollen etc.)
  5. Mitosis is used for growth and cell repair (mitosis is in your toes)