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What is the Difference Between Meiosis I and Meiosis II?

Meiosis is how eukaryotic cells (plants, animals, and fungi) reproduce sexually. It is a process of chromosomal reduction, which means that a diploid cell (this means a cell with two complete and i

Diploid vs. Haploid: Similarities and Differences

The traits expressed by all living organisms are controlled by genes. These genes are inherited from the organism’s parent/s, and control everything from species to morphology. Genes are located

Differences between Autopolyploidy and Allopolyploidy

Heredity is the passing on of characters from parents onto their progeny. In some organisms, like humans, a parent passes on one copy per gene to their offspring and as a result, the progeny gets t

What is the Difference Between Purines and Pyrimidines?

Purines and pyrimidines are the two families of nitrogenous bases that make up nucleic acids – in other words, they are the building blocks of DNA and RNA. While they are similar in many respects

What is DNA? Everything You Need To Know

Simply put, DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) is a string of nitrogenous bases (Adenine, Thymine, Guanine, and Cytosine) repeated over and over, and arranged in a seemingly random fashion. Here the genet

When Does Cytokinesis Occur in Mitosis?

Mitosis is the process whereby a cell reproduces asexually to produce two identical daughter cells. This occurs via nuclear division. Before mitosis, the number of chromosomes in the cell is double

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