Mitosis, Meiosis, and Sexual Reproduction

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how mitosis, meiosis, and random fertilization all result in genetically unique individuals

As you now know, genetic variation is very important. Genetic variation is introduced in multiple ways, including changes in mitosis, crossing over and random orientation in meiosis, and random fertilization. The video below offers you a nice overview of how each contributes to genetic diversity.

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