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Meiosis and Mitosis; General Information And Differences

AP Biology Test Review

We are doing a mitosis and meiosis lab. I need help on these concept questions.

1. Why is it more accurate to call mitosis "nuclear replication" rather than "cellular division"?

2. Explain why the whitefish blastula and onion root tip are selected for a study of mitosis.
3. List three major difference between the events of mitosis and meiosis.
4. Compare mitosis and meiosis with respect to each of the following:
Mitosis Meiosis
Chromosome number of parent cells
Number of DNA replications
Number of divisions
Number of daughter cells produced
Chromosome number of daughter cells

5. How are Meiosis I and Meiosis II dufferent?
6. How do oogenesis and spermatogenesis differ?
7. Why is meiosis important for sexual reproduction?