A cell division is the process by which a single cell splits into two.
Cells divide in order to create new cells. This is an essential part of life, as it allows our bodies to repair themselves and grow. When cells divide, the DNA in their nucleus is copied and each new cell receives a copy of the original DNA. This process can be extremely complex, but it’s also vital for our survival.
How do cells divide?
There are two types of cell division: mitosis and meiosis. Mitosis is the type of cell division that happens most often in your body. It occurs when a single parent cell divides into two daughter cells, creating two identical copies of itself.
“Mitosis.” The Cell Division Process.
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