Steps of Meiosis and Mitosis

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The steps of meiosis and mitosis, listed in order from top to bottom, are shown in the table at below. To read more about any given stage of these two amazing biological processes, click on its name in the table. Meiosis produces four cells from a single parent cell, whereas mitosis produces only two. So there are two successive divisions in meiosis (meiosis I and meiosis II).

Mitosis Meiosis I Meiosis II

Prophase


Prophase I


Prophase II


Metaphase


Metaphase I


Metaphase II


Anaphase


Anaphase I


Anaphase II


Telophase


Telophase I


Telophase II


An additional stage of mitosis, prometaphase, is sometimes distinguished. To read more about prometaphase, click here.

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