4th October 2019


How many divisions are there in mitosis?

Mitosis consists of 5 phases and results in one cell division creating two diploid cells. In meiosis, the creation of gametes, the cell starts out in a diploid state and after two divisions, creates four haploid cells. This is accomplished by the chromosomes being duplicated once and then divided twice.

How many nuclear divisions are involved in meiosis?

This is half the number of chromosome sets in the original cell, which is diploid. Comparing Meiosis and Mitosis: Meiosis and mitosis are both preceded by one round of DNA replication; however, meiosis includes two nuclear divisions. The four daughter cells resulting from meiosis are haploid and genetically distinct.