Mitosis vs. Meiosis Both mitosis and meiosis involve cell division. However, they have distinct differences. Determine whether the following features apply to mitosis, meiosis, or both by placing an X in the appropriate column. # Feature Mitosis Meiosis Both 1. Maintains diploid number of chromosomes 2. Involves crossing over 3. Chromosomes shorten and become visible 4. Produces four cells when completed 5. Involves only one division 6. Reduces chromosome number 7. Produces genetically identical cells 8. Forms mature gametes 9. Produces cells with new chromosome combinations 10. Occurs in animal cells 11. Occurs in plant cells 12. Forms skin cells 13. Involves chromosome movement 14. Goes through two divisions 15. Produces haploid number 16. Involves changes within the nucleus 17. Produces two cells when complete 18. Cell membrane pinches in CAN YOU THINK OF A GOOD ORQ THAT YOU MIGHT SEE ON AN UPCOMING TEST THAT COVERS THE MATERIAL ON THIS SHEET?! DO YOU KNOW HOW YOU WOULD ANSWER IT?
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