Mitosis vs. Meiosis Notes Understanding the how, why and when of DNA and cell replication Mitosis: a type of cell division that results in two daughter cells having identical DNA to their parent cell. - Cell needs to divide and replicate DNA to produce two identical cells - This occurs in a cyclical process called the cell cycle Meiosis: a type of cell division that results in four daughter cells each having half the DNA from their parent cell. - DNA is replicated once - Cell undergoes TWO divisions Cell Cycle: Mitosis 1. _____________________________ 3. ________________________________ 2. _________________________________ 4. _________________________________ What are the main differences between mitosis and meiosis?