Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 11, Introduction to Genetics - Assessment - 11.4 Meiosis - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 333: 20



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Mitosis in mammals results in two diploid cells, meaning they each contain the same number of chromosomes as the parent cell. Meiosis in mammals is made up of two meiotic divisions and results in four cells that have half the number of chromosomes as the original cell; each of these daughter cells has the haploid number of chromosomes and are called gametes.
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