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Some of the significance of meiosis are:

  1. It maintains the constancy of chromosome number.
  2. It produces four haploid cells which are genetically different.
  3. It also helps in the segregation and independent assortment of genes.
  4. It creates the genetic shuffling.
  5. It creates genetic variation in gametes which can produce a new organism.
  6. The daughter cells formed as a result of meiosis have both the paternal and maternal characters.
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