Daughter cell

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Refers to the cells produced during mitosis and meiosis.

Daughter cells produced during mitosis result from the division of a single parent cell. Two are produced, they are diploid with identical chromosomes to both the parent cell and each other[1].

Daughter cells produced during meiosis are haploid, i.e. they have half the number of chromosomes of the parent cell. These cells are not identical to each other[2].

References

  1. https://www.thoughtco.com/daughter-cells-defined-4024745
  2. http://www.nature.com/scitable/definition/meiosis-88
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