Cell Division Notes for RRB NTPC and SSC Exams

Cell Division :- Cell Division is the process in which One mother cell divides into two or more daughter cells. it was first  proposed by a scientist Nageli and was observed by Flamming in 1882.

Cell Division usually occurs in the following three ways:-
  1. Amitosis,
  2. Mitosis,
  3. Meiosis
Amitosis:- It is also known as direct cell division. It occurs in some bacteria, yeast, Amoeba, etc. In this type of cell division mother cell divides in two daughter cell.

  • Division of cytoplasm is called Cytokinesis.
  • Division of Nucleus is called Karyokinesis.

Mitosis cell Division:- It usually takes place in somatic cell of animal. In this type of cell division mother cell divides in two daughter cell of same number of chromosomes. It occurs in various phases such as prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase.

Mitosis cell division notes for rrb ntpc and ssc exams
Mitosis cell division (image source:- wikipedia)

Prophase:- centrosomes that is consist of two centrioles start dividing. centrioles start moving apart and reach opposite poles.

Chromosomes are already duplicated as paired chromatids.
Sister chromatids attached to each other at a small region called centromere.
Spindle fibers appear between daughter centrioles forming the achromatic spindle.
Nuclear membrane and nucleolus disappear.

Metaphase:- Each chromosomes gets attached to spindle by its centromere.
Chromosomes line up one plane at equator.

Anaphase:- Centromere attaching the two chromatids divides or splits.
The two sister chromatids of each chromosomes separates and  are drawn apart towards opposite poles pulled by shortening of spindle fibres.
A furrow starts in the cell membrane at the middle in animal cell.

Telophase:- Two sets of daughter chromosomes reach opposite poles.
Spindle fibres disappears.
Chromatids thin out in the form of chromatin fibres.
Nuclear membrane is formed
The cleavage furrow starts deepening in the animal cell
Nucleoli appear
Two daughter cell formed from one mother cell with equal number of chromosomes.

Differences between mitosis in Animal and Plant cell

Animal CellPlant cell
1Aster are formedAster are not formed
2Cytokinesis by furrowing of cytoplasmCytokinesis by cell plate formation
3Occurs in most tissues through the body Occurs mainly at the growing tips

Meiosis cell Division :-
It occurs in reproductive cells and is called reproduction division. In this type of cell division one mother cell divides in four daughter cells with half the chromosomes of the mother cells.
It consist of two stage of division that occur successively in an organism with one time chromosomes replication
First meiotic division (Meiosis 1)
Second Meiotic Division (Meiosis 2)

Meiosis cell division notes for governmenr exams
Meiosis cell division (image source :- wikipedia)

Meiosis 1 :- In this type of division, parental chromosomes replicate to produce identical sister chromatids and the number of chromosomes reduces from diploid(2n) to haploid(n).
Like mitosis, it also involves the four phases of division i.e Prophase 1, Metaphase 1, Anaphase 1, Telophase 1.

Meiosis 2 :- The mitotic division is exactly the same in overall process as mitotic division.There is no reduction in the number of chromosomes and the haploid nuclei diploid mitotically in order to produce four haploid daughter nuclei. The phase involves in meiosis ll are prophase 2, metaphase 2, Anaphase 2 and Telophase 2. After the meiosis ll four daughter cells are formed from the original single parent cell and each one is haploid (n) in nature.

Differences between Mitosis and Meiosis :-

1It occurs in somatic (body) cellIt occurs in reproductive cell
2It provide for growth and replacement
through life
It provide for gamete formation
3Mother cell to daughter cell (2n-2n)
Mother cell to Daughter (2n-n)
4One mother cell to two daughter
cell formation
One mother cell to four daughter
cell fomrmation

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