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Cell Cycle Notes

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
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What are the main differences between mitosis and meiosis?