Title

Meiosis (Sexual Reproduction)

Mitosis produces 2 genetically identical daughter cells

Meiosis occurs directly afterwards with 2 further divisions

Meiosis therefore results in 4 daughter cells with:

- half the number of chromosomes (diploid 2n > haploid n)

- new combinations of genes so no two will be identical

meiosis

Advantages

- genetic variation and wide diversity of life

- allows species to adapt and evolve

Disadvantages

- complex

- slower than mitosis