Both mitosis and meiosis begin with a parent cell that is diploid.

Question: Both mitosis and meiosis begin with a parent cell that is diploid. Which of the following best describes how mitosis and meiosis result in daughter cells with different numbers of chromosomes

Answer: Mitosis you begin with a parent cell that is haploid, it copies all it’s chromosomes and splits so each daughter cell have the same number of chromosomes as the parent cell so both being diploid

In meiosis the chromosomes fold-over DNA and are put in pairs, in the first division the pairs are split up evenly into two cells randomly (diploid still) but the the cells split the chromosomes in half in them creating four genetically different haploid cells

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