Mitosis and Meiosis

By: Jordan Terbrack, Steve Sikora, and Emily Avery


Asexual reproduction of all organisms. Creates identical copies of cells. Mitosis is the reproduction, growth and repair of cells. There is no homologous pairs or any crossing over involved in Mitosis. The steps in Mitosis are interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. After the process the chromosome number will remain at what it started at.


The sexual reproduction of humans, animals, plants, and fungi. Meiosis is the creation of sex cells and it creates genetically different chromosomes. There is 2 different divisions of Meiosis; Meiosis 1 and Meiosis 2. Steps of Meiosis 1 are Interphase, Prophase 1, Metaphase 1, Anaphase 1, and Telophase 1. Meiosis 2 is the same stages just with 2 after them.

5 differences of Mitosis and Meiosis

Mitosis - Asexual reproduction, no crossing, genetically identical, Homologous pairs, and Chromosome number stays the same

Meiosis- Sexual Reproduction, crossing, genetically different, no homologous pairs, and and the chromosome number reduces by half.