Difference 1: Type of Reproduction
Difference 2: Occurs in
Meiosis: Humans, animals, plants, fungi.
Difference 3: Genetically
Difference 4: Crossing Over
Meiosis: Yes, mixing of chromosomes can occur.
Difference 5: Definition
Meiosis: A type of cellular reproduction in which the number of chromosomes are reduced by half through the separation of homologous chromosomes, producing two haploid cells.
Difference 6: Pairing of Homologs
Difference 7: Function
Meiosis: Genetic diversity through sexual reproduction.
Difference 8: Number of Divisions
Difference 9: Number of Daughter Cells produced
Meiosis: 4 haploid cells
Difference 10: Chromosome Number
Meiosis: Reduced by half.
Difference 11: Steps
Meiosis: (Meiosis 1) Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I, Telophase I
(Meiosis 2) Prophase II, Metaphase II, Anaphase II and Telophase II.
Difference 12: Karyokinesis
Meiosis: Occurs in Interphase I.
Difference 13: Cytokinesis
Meiosis: Occurs in Telophase I and in Telophase II.
Difference 14: Creates
Meiosis: Sex cells only: female egg cells or male sperm cells.
Difference 15: Discovered by
Meiosis: Oscar Hertwig