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Post by lara » Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:23 am

all cells have 23 pairs of chromosomes,right?? then how come meiosis is restricted to the gonads??whatz the genetic control??

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Post by MrMistery » Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:35 pm

what would be the point of having all the cells in the body produce haploid cells?
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Post by lara » Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:07 am

agreed.but thats what we feel.how do the cells know they have to perform mitosis and not meiosis?there should be some genetic control.what do u feel??

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Post by sdekivit » Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:52 am

i think it lies within the facvt that these cells have differentiated into a specific celltype and when it divides it performs a meiosis instead of a mitosis.

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Post by Lary » Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:14 pm

agree . different cells have their special control rule
, if we can find these secret ,peharps we can defeat cancer!

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