Why is mitosis important to organisms? Check all
that apply. reproduction of the organism growth of the organism repair of damaged or dead cells reproduction of new cells
2growth of the organism
4reproduction of new cells
2 and 4 are right
cells multiply so the organism grows, in a wound destroyed cells are replaced with new cells by mitosis
1 is wrong because meiosis is important for reproduction(mitosis can be too to some extent but mainly meiosis)
3 The dead or damaged cells are not repaired but replaced
2,3,4 are correct
The answers that apply are;
reproduction of the organismgrowth of the organism repair of damaged or dead cells reproduction of new cells
In the reproduction of the organism, mitosis is required in the generation of daughter cells in sexual reproduction.
In the growth of an organism, mitosis is key in the process of a cell replicating its genetic material and itself.
When a cell has been damaged, it is eliminated through apoptosis and digestion after which new cells divide by mitosis to replace the damaged cell.
Mitosis is also required in the reproduction of new cells from existing ones.
The correct options are:
Growth of the organism
Repair of damaged or dead cells
Reproduction of new cells