Cell Division

Quick revise

Mitosis and Meiosis are the two types of cell division.

Mitosis enables growth and repair to occur. Meiosis is for the production of sex cells.

Mitosis is used in asexual reproduction. Meiosis is used to produce gametes for sexual reproduction

Mitosis prodcues cells with identical number of chromosomes and genetic information are produced (46 in humans). Meiosis produces daughter cells with half the number of chromosomes of the parent (23 in humans)

Mitosis (Asexual)

Mitosis is a process of cell division which results in the production of two daughter cells from a single parent cell.

The daughter cells are identical to one another and to the original parent cell.

Each chromosome replicates.


This video looks at Mitosis

Meiosis (Sexual)

Meiosis is the type of cell division by which germ cells (eggs and sperm) are produced.


This video looks at Meiosis