Mitosis and Meiosis

Mitosis and Meiosis When a eucaryotic microorganism reproduces asexually, its genetic material must be duplicated and then separated so that each new nucleus possesses a complete set of chromosomes. This process of nuclear division and chromosome distribution in eucaryotic cells is called mitosis. Mitosis actually occupies only a small portion of a microorganism’s life as …

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Mitosis Introduction When cells divide, the chromosomes must also make copies of themselves (replicate) to maintain the appropriate chromosome number in the cells. In eukaryotes, the chromosomes replicate in two main types of nuclear divisions, called mitosis and meiosis. These two types of divisions are quite different and have different functions, some of the molecular …

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