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        Mitosis and Meiosis Compared

        Meiosis is used to make sperm and egg cells. During meiosis, a cell's chromosomes are copied once, but the cell divides twice. During mitosis, the chromosomes are copied once, and the cell divides once. For simplicity, cells are illustrated with only three pairs of chromosomes.

        Explore this topic further with Inside the Cell, a science education booklet that explores the interior design of cells and vividly describes the processes that take place within its organelles and structure.

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