Q. 5

Write briefly the significance of mitosis and meiosis in multicellular organism.

Answer :

Mitosis creates the cells necessary to add more mass to the body, as well as more cells to cope with the growth, such as new blood cells. In case of injury mitosis is involved in healing of the tissues.

Meiosis also produces genetic variation by way of the process of recombination.

It helps to conserve the no. of chromosomes in a species.

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