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What is cell division and types?

Posted June 1, 2020


Cell division, as part of a cell cycle, is the process by which a parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells. In eukaryotes, there are two types of cell division: mitosis and meiosis. During mitosis, a cell duplicates all its contents, including its chromosomes, and splits to form two identical daughter cells. Meiosis, on the other hand, reduces the chromosome number by half. It is the type of cell division that creates egg and sperm cells, which ensures that humans have the same number of chromosomes in each generation.

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