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Significance of mitosis in asexual reproduction one parent


Discuss the role of mitosis in growth, repair and reproduction in some simple organisms.

Learners should be aware that there are two kinds of cell division, but only need to know mitosis in Grade It is important that to remind learners that mitosis is the "copying" division, where the two daughter cells are exact copies of the mother cell.

However, in meiosis, it is a reduction division where the daughter cells have half the number of chromosomes than the mother cell. No further detail is required. The process of mitosis is essential for growth and repair processes of eukaryotic organisms: The table below summarises the role of mitosis in various processes in eukaryotic organisms.

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