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Cell division

Post by stuffmuffin » Tue May 09, 2006 11:17 am

how is mitosis and meiosis different? is there any ways to remember them which is which?? im struggling to tell them apart every time....

many thanks in advance!!

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Post by nugget » Tue May 09, 2006 11:29 am

main difference is, that meiosis is much more complicated than mitosis

mitosis leads to 2 diploid daughter cellsidentical to the parental cell

meiosis results in 4 haploid daugher cells. these being the gametes ie egg/sperm

thats how i remember it :-)

for the details of the processes, i suggest you google it, because its all good for me or anyone to explain it to you, but there are abundant sources avaliable as well as diagrams and animations you can find on the net. animations and digrams will help!!!

i will be more than happy to answer specific questions!

good luck
hope it helped

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Post by stuffmuffin » Wed May 10, 2006 11:39 am

thanks NUGGET!!
i will try ur way next time i come across it....
ill let u know if it works for me ;)

and i will try google it on the net
hopefully i can find some useful infos :P

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Post by nugget » Wed May 10, 2006 12:01 pm

you are most welcome haha

well another tip try the word animation when you google it, so you specifically can see animations od both processes. or do a google image search!!

best of luck

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