Meiosis / Mitosis

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Micky T
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Meiosis / Mitosis

Post by Micky T » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:50 am

Was just wondering what causes a cell to divide by meiosis and not by Mitosis. Yes, I know it would be a bit crazy to have brain cells dividing by meiosis, but what stops them?

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Post by Poison » Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:46 pm

Only gamets form by meiosis.
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:08 pm

Only specialised cells can undergo meiosis. The body makes sure for that when activating certain genes in them in embryo development. it is done by specific molecular signals. Sorry, don't know anything specific. But os definetly done by activating/represing genes...
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