List the main differences between mitosis and meiosis. | NCERT solution | Class 11 Biology | Unit-10 Cell Cycle and Cell Division



Q.11:- List the main differences between mitosis and meiosis.

 

Answer



Mitosis
Meiosis
This type of division takes place in somatic cells This type of division takes place in gametic cells
Two daughter cells are formed Four daughter cells are formed
Number of chromosomes remains diploid in daughter cells Number of chromosomes becomes haploid in daughter cells are formed
Mitosis is necessary for growth and repair Meiosis is necessary for sexual reproduction
Crossing over does not take place Crossing over takes place