What is the difference between mitosis and meiosis?

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Differences between mitosis and meiosis include differences in stages and different end products.

The cell cycle is a sequential event that includes karyokinesis and cytokinesis.

There are two types of cell cycles: mitosis and meiosis.

Mitosis is a type of cell division that occurs in diploid somatic cells. It's an equational division, where the number of chromosomes in the parental generation are same as that of daughter cells. The end result of mitosis brings about two daughter cells with no variations produced. Hence, these cells are termed "clones."

Mitosis includes substages: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase

Meiosis is a type of cell division that reduces the number of chromosomes to half and thus produces four haploid daughter cells. In meiosis, recombination occurs between homologous chromosomes and thus produces variations in daughter cells.

There are two types of meiosis: meiosis I and meiosis II.

Meiosis I includes substages prophase I, metaphase I , anaphase I, and telophase I. The result of meiosis is the production of two daughter cells with half the number of chromosomes as that of the parental cells.

Meiosis II is equational and results in four haploid daughter cells.

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