What is the importance of meiosis?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Meiosis is important for sexual reproduction in eukaryotes (whose cells are enclosed within a membrane, such as animals, plants, and fungi). During meiosis, gametes or spores cells are produced.

    PBS (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/miracle/divide.html) has a great site on the difference between Mitosis and Meiosis.

    Another great site that shows the difference between Mitosis and Meiosis is the Biology Web (http://faculty.clintoncc.suny.edu/faculty/michael....

    Lastely, the Khan Academy has a great videos about Mitosis, Meiosis, and Sexual Reproduction (http://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/cell-di... as well as the Phases of Meiosis (http://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/cell-di...

    If you need any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact your local library for more information. They are there to help!

    Source(s): Masters in Library Science candidate
  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Meiosis' alleviation of the ploidy makes go fertilization and genetic recombination attainable. it relatively is significant in multicellular organisms that have long circumstances between generations. go fertilization with genetic recombination makes it attainable for those species to the two introduce new alleles to the gene pool with imperfect replication and to unfold them into new mixtures with sexual reproduction.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    It leads to Genetic variation

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