1. Compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis.
2. What major event occurs during interphase?
It is the means of reproduction in single celled organisms.
Other organisms use it for growth of tissues (somatic cells)
Gamete formation during sexual reproduction occurs through
|Offspring receive same number of chromosomes||
Meiosis is reduction division, gametes receive half the number
of chromosomes of its parents
|There is no crossing over, recombination is absent||Crossing over occurs, and there is recombination|
|Pairing of homologues is absent||Pairing of chromosomes is present|
The steps involved are prophase, metaphase, anaphase,
It involves Meiosis 1 – prophase, Metaphase, anaphase, Telophase
and Meiosis 2: Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, and Telophase
|Interphase occurs prior to each division||
Interphase precedes meiosis I only, it does not occur before