Presentation on theme: "Mitosis vs. Meiosis A little bit of review…"— Presentation transcript:
1 Mitosis vs. Meiosis A little bit of review… Mitosis is cell division, producing 2 new cells that are identical to the parentMitosis is an example of asexual reproduction, where there is just ____ parent!
2 Mitosis v.MeiosisIn other words, you are taking a diploid cell and creating two more diploid cellsDiploid: Cells that have pairs of similar chromosomes – body cells.Body Cells: Cells that are found throughout your body.Ex. If the parent cell has 10 chromosomes, then it goes through mitosis, how many chromosomes will be in the ‘daughter’ cells? ________
3 Mitosis vs. Meiosis Now….Meiosis! Meiosis is the process of cell division, where haploid cells (sex cells) are producedHaploid: cells that do not have chromosome pairs – they have half the number of chromosomes.Sex Cells: Cells that contain half of an organism’s DNA – sperm and egg cells.