Cell division

Cell division is the process by which a parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells. Cell division usually occurs as part of a larger cell cycle. In eukaryotes, there are two distinct type of cell division: a vegetative division, whereby each daughter cell is genetically identical to the parent cell, and a reductive cell division, whereby the number of chromosomes in the daughter cells is reduced by half, to produce haploid gametes.

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