Which event occurs during interphase

1. Compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis.

2. What major event occurs during interphase?


Mitosis Meiosis
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
meiosis II

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