LabBench Activity

Mitosis and Meiosis

by Theresa Knapp Holtzclaw


For organisms to grow and reproduce, cells must divide. Mitosis and meiosis are both processes of cell division, but their outcomes are very different.

In this laboratory, you will:

  1. Study the process of mitosis in plant and/or animal cells using slides of onion root tips or whitefish blastulae
  2. Review the process of meiosis in a simulation activity with beads, and then investigate crossing over during meiosis in a fungus

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