Difference Between Mitosis and Meiosis

The division of cells takes place in either of the two ways,
Mitosis or Meiosis

Mitosis is a biological process where a single cell divides into two cells. It is the main mechanism by which single-celled organisms reproduce and occurs in all cells. 

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Meiosis is a type of cell division in which a single cell reproduces into four new cells. Each of the four cells is genetically different from the original parent cell.

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In mitosis the chromosomes are duplicated and the genetic material is redistributed.

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Meiosis is a type of cell division where chromosomes are shuffled and genetic material is reduced, resulting in the formation of eggs and sperm cells.

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