Biological Science

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3. Meiosis results in genetic variation. This genetic variation takes place through chiasmata formation and crossing over. In contrast in mitosis, no genetic variation is possible since there is no chiasmata formation or crossing over.
5. The daughter cells formed during meiosis are all haploid (consisting just half the number of chromosomes of the parent cell), such that fusion of two such cells (fertilization) restores the normal diploid chromosome number.


In mitosis, all the daughter cells resemble the parent cell chromosomal number and configuration (diploid).
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