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What would happen without mitosis?

Posted November 30, 2022


Mitosis is a universal process by which eukaryotic cells divide. Without mitosis, old cells would die off and the organism’s body would wear out. Mitosis is a process where one cell replicates itself, dividing into two genetically identical daughter cells. Each of the daughter cells has the same number of chromosomes as the parent cells. This allows DNA to be passed on, which helps organisms grow in size and repair damaged tissue. In the absence of mitosis, it would not be possible to pass on genetic information, and there would be no cell growth or cell reproduction. Without mitosis, cell functions would be severely affected and life would cease to exist.

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