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How Cells Divide: Mitosis vs. Meiosis
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Mitosis


Meiosis





Telophase
The chromatids (now also considered chromosomes) arrive at the opposite ends of the cell, and new nuclear membranes form.

Mitosis, which describes only the division of the nucleus, is now complete.


Telophase I
As in mitosis, the chromosomes arrive at opposite ends of the cell, and new nuclear membranes form.

The dividing cell shown here is a male's sperm cell. With meiosis in a female, most of the cell's cytoplasm will be concentrated in one of the two emerging cells, which will result in one large cell and one small cell. The large cell will go on to divide again (as shown on the following screens); the small cell will degenerate.



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