Number of divisionsTwo Divisions.One cell Division.
Number and type of daughter cells producedResults in formation of four haploid sex cells (gametes) produced.Two diploid identical daughter cells for one cell division.
Differences in chromosome arrangementIn Metaphase 1, the maternal chromosomes pair with the paternal chromosomes at the equator of the cell forming a tetrad (foursome). This pairing can be random. In this formation the chromosomes exchanging information creating new genetic material. This is called crossing over.After cell division, the chromosome arrangement is the exact same for the parent and the daughters, (in a normal division). Same number and attributes are present in each cell.
Comparison of daughter cells to parent cellsHalf the number of chromosomes as parent cell.

Daughter cells are not identical.

Cell organelles in relatively the same position.

Exact same number of chromosomes as its parent. Daughter cells are identical to parent.

Cell organelles in relatively the same position


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