Where does mitosis occur in plants and animals?


Mitosis occurs in almost all cells in plants and animals. It begins in the nucleus of the cell. As neurons become specialized (terminal differentiation) mitosis is switched off, so the cells can no longer reproduce.

When cells undergo mitosis, the end result is two genetically identical daughter cells. Any genetic mutations are random. By contrast, meiosis is a process that occurs in germ cells in the male and female gonads of plants and animals. Meiosis yields two haploid daughter cells that are not identical to the parent. Unlike mitosis, cells that undergo meiosis go through a crossing over phase where genetic material is exchanged between chromosomes. This results in genetic variation.

Q&A Related to "Where does mitosis occur in plants and animals..."
Mitosis occurs in all plant cells because cells get old and die so they must replicate themselves or the plant will die. Some cells though like muscle cells can't replicate and when
All animals, plants, fungi, and protists, which begin life as single cells,
By the time it arrives at mitosis, a cell has already replicated its DNA during a prior phase of the cell cycle. To divide successfully, it must partition the duplicated chromosomes
Mitosis in plants occur in dividing cells at new growth: root tip, new leaves and the cambial cells of the stem.
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