Mitosis and Meiosis

What's the Difference?


A process of asexual reproduction in which the cell divides in two producing a replica, with an equal number of chromosomes in each resulting diploid cell.


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.

Whats the difference?



-Crossing over cannot occur

-Reproduction of the cell cycle is shorter than Meiosis'

-Do not need a partner

- Occurs in all organisms

-Chromosome number stays the same

-Number of daughter cells produced is 2 diploid cells

-Creates everything other than sex cells.



-Crossing over mixing of chromosome can occur

-Reproduction of the cell cycle is Longer than Mitosis

-Need a partner

-Occurs in Humans, animals, plants, fungi

-Chromosome number is reduced by half

-Number of daughter cells produced is 4 haploid cells

-Creates Sex cells only: female egg cells or male sperm cells.