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Mitosis vs Meiosis
MITOSIS
MEIOSIS
Where does it happen?
# of Divisions
Cell Characteristics
Chromosome #
End Result
Occurs in all body cells Body cells = somatic cells
Occurs in only sex cells Sex cells = gametes (sperm/egg)
23
Diploid Cell
Haploid Cell
46
Genetically Unique
Genetically Identical
8%
8% of all meiosis occurrences results in aneuploidy.
Mistakes in mitosis are caused by a number of different factors.
Mistakes & Cancer Incidence
161,823 people died in the UK in 2012 from 39 different types of cancers.  Many of those cases could have been avoided based on the causes above!
Source
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/causes/preventable/