Mitosis vs. Meiosis

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Mitosis vs. Meiosis
Mitosis or Meiosis?
This represents a tiny embryo just beginning to form. Once an egg is fertilized, the resulting
single cell must divide many, many times to develop a fetus. Both mitosis and meiosis involve
cell division; is this type of cell division an example of mitosis or meiosis? The answer is
mitosis. With each division you are making a genetically exact copy of the parent cell, which
only happens through mitosis.
Mitosis vs. Meiosis
Both mitosis and meiosis result in eukaryotic cells dividing. So what is the difference between
mitosis and meiosis? The primary difference is the differing goals of each process. The goal of

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