LabBench Activity

Comparison of Mitosis and Meiosis

Now that you've studied both mitosis and meiosis, answer the following questions to reinforce your understanding of the differences between the two processes.

1. In what cellular processes is mitosis involved? In what cellular processes is meiosis involved?

2. In what type of cells does mitosis occur? In what type of cells does meiosis occur?

3. How many times does DNA replicate in mitosis? How many times does DNA replicate in meiosis?

4. How many cellular divisions occur in mitosis? How many cellular divisions occur in meiosis?

5. How many daughter cells are formed by mitosis? How many daughter cells are formed by meiosis?

6. What is the chromosome number in daughter cells formed by mitosis from diploid parent cells? What is the chromosome number in daughter cells formed by meiosis from diploid parent cells?

7. In mitosis, are daughter cells identical to or different from parent cells? In meiosis, are daughter cells identical or different from parent cells?

8. In mitosis, when do synapsis and crossing over occur? In meiosis, when do synapsis and crossing over occur?