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Number of divisions in mitosis and meiosis

How many divisions are there in mitosis and meiosis?

2 in meiosis and 1 in mitosis

Not too many people know that mitosis is 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.  Moreover, meiosis is a type of cellular reproduction in which the number of chromosomes is reduced by half through the separation of homologous chromosomes, producing two haploid cells.  This means that there are 2 divisions in meiosis and one in mitosis.  The function of meiosis is sexual reproduction while the function of mitosis is cellular reproduction.

This fact is verified on : December 6, 2013.





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