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List the main differences between meiosis and mitosis.
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Mitosis Meiosis
1.  Equational division. Chromosome number remains the same in the daughter cells.  

1. Reduction division. Chromosome number is resuced to half in the daughter cell.

2. Occurs in somatic cells

2. Occurs in germ cells. 

3. Occurs in both sexually and asexually reproducing organisms.

3. Occurs only in sexually reproducing organisms.
 
4. No crossing over takes place.

4. Crossing over takes place during pachytene stage.

5. Prohase is simple and not divided into sub stages. 5. Prohase I of meiosis I is complex and has 5 stages.