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Mitosis vs. Meiosis

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Sexual Reproduction
Meiosis
Additional Practice
Mitosis vs. Meiosis

Solution: Which of the following best describes the roles of mitotic cell division and meiotic cell division within the body of an individual mouse?A. Mitotic cell division is used for the mouse to reproduce asexually; cell division is used for the mouse to reproduce sexually.B. Mitotic cell division is used for growth and repair; meiotic cell division is used for gamete production.C. MItotic cell division is performed in the gonads; meiotic cell division is performed in all areas except for the gonads.D. Mitotic cell division is performed after development; meiotic cell division is performed during fertilization and development.

Problem

Which of the following best describes the roles of mitotic cell division and meiotic cell division within the body of an individual mouse?

A. Mitotic cell division is used for the mouse to reproduce asexually; cell division is used for the mouse to reproduce sexually.

B. Mitotic cell division is used for growth and repair; meiotic cell division is used for gamete production.

C. MItotic cell division is performed in the gonads; meiotic cell division is performed in all areas except for the gonads.

D. Mitotic cell division is performed after development; meiotic cell division is performed during fertilization and development.

Solution

The division of genetic material in eukaryotes can be done in two pathways: mitosis and meiosis. MItosis retains the diploid character of cells while meiosis produces haploid cells from diploids.

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