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Significance of meiosis:

  1. During meiosis, a definite and constant number of chromosomes in the organisms are maintained.
  2. By means of crossing over which takes place during meiosis, it provides a chance for the exchange of genes and thus resulting in genetic variations among species.
  3. A diploid cell produces four haploid cells by undergoing meiotic divisions
  4. The chromosomes of the daughter cells contain a mixture of both paternal and maternal genes i.e. its genetic constitution differs
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