Mitosis and Meiosis – IAS Synopsis
There are two types of cell division – Mitosis and Meiosis. Mitosis is important for an organism’s growth and development and all somatic cells show mitotic cell division while meiosis is important for gamete formation.
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Mitosis is the process of cell division by which parent cell gives rise to two genetically identical daughter cells. Mitosis is divided into five phases : Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, and Telophase. Mitosis is important for growth of organism by multiplication of cells and for replacement of dead and injured cells.
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