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1. it involves single division, resulting in formation of two daughter cells.
2. it is also known as equational division.
3. it mainly takes place int he somatic cells.
1. it involves two successive divisions , namely meiosis I and II.
2. meiosis I is known as reductional division whereas meiosis II as equational division.
3. it mainly takes place in reproductive cells. 

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Mitosis: Take place in the somatic cells of the body

Meiosis: Take place in the germ cell of the body

Mitosis: Occurs in both sexually as well as asexually reproducing organisms.

Meiosis:Occurs only in sexually reproducing organisms.

Mitosis: The cell divide only once.

Meiosis: There are two cell divisions, the first and the second meiotic divisions.

Mitosis: Interphase occurs prior to each division.

Meiosis: Interphase precedes only in meiosis I. It does not occur prior to meiosis II.

Mitosis: DNA replication takes place during interphase I.

Meiosis: DNA replication takes place during interphase I but not interphase II

Mitosis: The DNA replicates once for one cell division.

Meiosis:The DNA replicates once for two cell divisions

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