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How Cells Divide: Mitosis vs. Meiosis
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Mitosis


Meiosis





Metaphase
The chromosomes line up on the metaphase plate, an imaginary line that divides the cell in two.

Also, the fibers begin to tug each chromosome toward opposite ends of the cell.


Metaphase I
Same as in mitosis, except that the chromosome pairs line up on either side of the metaphase plate.



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