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Significance of Mitosis

The significance of mitosis in the living world is unlimited. Some of them are described here:

Significance of Mitosis:

 

The significance of mitosis in the living world is unlimited. Some of them are described here:

 

1.   Growth of the body: Growth of the body of a living being takes place bymitotic division. A unicellular zygote is transformed to a human body consisting of millions of cells. A small zygote forms a large Banyan tree.

 

2.        Maintaining equality of Chromosome number: By this division thenumber and properties of a chromosome in each cell of a multicellular body remains constant.

 

3.   Keeping the size and shape constant: By this division the definite shapeand size of the cell remains constant.

 

4.   Healing of injuries: By producing new cells this process repairs the varioustypes of damage of multicellular organisms.

 

5.        Formation of sex organs: By this process sex organs are formed. As aresult, continuity of reproductive sequence is maintained.

 

6.        Qualitative stability: Qualitative stability is maintained by mitosis.

 

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