Question: Mitosis vs. meiosis Match each description with the appropriate type of cell division.
- Homologous chromosomes behave independently of each other.
- The new cells produced are genetically identical to each other and to the original cell.
- During the first nuclear division, sister chromatids separate and move to opposite poles.
- DNA replication is followed by a single nuclear division.
- There are 2 nuclear divisions with no DNA replication between them.
- During the first nuclear division,homologous chromosomes separate and move to opposite poles.
- Independent assortment of maternal and paternal chromosomes.
- Crossing over occurs.
- Synapsis occurs.
- During the first nuclear division, sister kinetochores fuse and are attached to the same pole.
- The chromosome number is reduced from 2 sets to 1 set.
- During the first nuclear division, chromosomes line up along the equatorial plate in pairs.
Neither mitosis nor meiosis:
- Nuclear division occurs twice but cytokinesis occurs only once.
Both mitosis and meiosis :
- Chromosomes condense before they attach to the spindle.