Cell Division - Mitosis and Meiosis | Ask A Biologist
In meiosis a cell divides into four cells that have half the number of chromosomes. Reducing the number of chromosomes by half is important for sexual reproduction and provides for genetic diversity. Mitosis Cell Division. Mitosis is how somatic — or non-reproductive cells — divide. Somatic cells make up most of your body's tissues and organs, including skin, muscles, lungs, gut, and hair cells.
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