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Do daughter cells contain a nucleus?
A membrane forms around each set of chromosomes to create two new nuclei. The single cell then pinches in the middle to form two separate daughter cells each containing a full set of chromosomes within a nucleus.
What type of cells are daughter cells?
At the end of the division process, duplicated chromosomes are divided equally between two cells. These daughter cells are genetically identical diploid cells that have the same chromosome number and chromosome type. Somatic cells are examples of cells that divide by mitosis.
What do daughter cells contain?
Each daughter cell is haploid and has only one set of chromosomes, or half the total number of chromosomes of the original cell. Meiosis II is a mitotic division of each of the haploid cells produced in meiosis I. During prophase II, the chromosomes condense, and a new set of spindle fibers forms.
What type of daughter cells are in mitosis?
Mitosis results in two identical daughter cells, whereas meiosis results in four sex cells. Below we highlight the keys differences and similarities between the two types of cell division.
What is daughter cells?
The cells that result from the reproductive division of one cell during mitosis or meiosis.
What happens if daughter cells are not identical?
If the chromosomes are divided unequally during mitosis, one daughter cell will have trisomy, meaning that it has three copies of one of the chromosomes instead of the usual two, and the other will be missing a chromosome. The general term for this imbalance of chromosome numbers is aneuploidy.
How do daughter cells compare to parent cells?
Mitosis creates two identical daughter cells that each contain the same number of chromosomes as their parent cell. In contrast, meiosis gives rise to four unique daughter cells, each of which has half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell.
What stage are two daughter cells?
At the end of interphase comes the mitotic phase, which is made up of mitosis and cytokinesis and leads to the formation of two daughter cells.
How many chromosomes do human daughter cells have after mitosis?
If a human cell undergoes mitosis its daughter cells will have 46. If a corn cell undergoes mitosis its daughter cells will have 20. There is no change in chromosome number in mitosis. A human cell have 46 total or 23 pairs of chromosomes.
What is an example of daughter cell?
Examples of daughter cell. A merozoite is a daughter cell of a protozoan. The sister chromatids will be distributed to each daughter cell at the end of the cell division. The microtubules then pull the chromatids apart toward the centrosomes, so that each daughter cell inherits one set of chromatids.
Why are daughter cells called daughters?
Answer: So naturally organisms/cells capable of producing offspring are also given a feminine trait. The parent cell is often called the mother cell, and the daughter cells are so named because they eventually become mother cell themselves.
Why are the daughter cells not identical in meiosis?
There are now two cells, and each cell contains half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell. In addition, the two daughter cells are not genetically identical to each other because of the recombination that occurred during prophase I (Figure 4).