Mitosis vs Meiosis

By Zach Price

Question 1: What Is The General Purpose Of Each Process?

Mitosis: The purpose of mitosis is cellular reproduction and it aids in the growth and repair of the body. Essentially the purpose of mitosis is the creation of 2 identical daughter cells. This allows for the regelation of cells in the cell cycle. It is a form of asexual reproduction.

Meiosis: The purpose of meiosis is to create haploid cells (gametes) that are used for sexual reproduction; sperm in males and egg in females. Meiosis starts with a diploid cell that goes through Meiosis I and Meiosis II, eventually resulting in 4 distinct haploid cells that join together during fertilization.