What is the difference between mitosis and meiosis 1?

1 Answer
Jan 25, 2016

In mitosis, the chromosome number isn't halved. In Meiosis, the chromosome number is halved.


Mitosis is called the equational division while meisois is called the reductional division. A human cell with a diploid chromosome number of 2n=46 will still be 2n=46 under mitosis. However, in meiosis it will be halved to n=23.

Also, mitosis will produce an exact copy of the mother cell while meiosis will produce a different copy of the mother cell. This is the reason for generating diversity.