what is the significance of mitosis and meiosis??

Significance of mitosis:

 

  • It helps in maintaining the same number of chromosomes in daughter cells after division.
  • It is responsible for growth and development of multicellular organisms.
  • It helps in repairing of damaged tissues.
  • It helps the cell to maintain proper size.

 

Significance of meiosis:

 

  • From diploid cells haploid gametes are produced by this process
  • It restricts the multiplication of chromosome numbers in every generation.
  • It results in variation among the offspring due to crossing over.

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