|1. Equational division. Chromosome number remains the same in the daughter cells.
||1. Reduction division. Chromosome number is resuced to half in the daughter cell.
|2. Occurs in somatic cells
||2. Occurs in germ cells.
|3. Occurs in both sexually and asexually reproducing organisms.
||3. Occurs only in sexually reproducing organisms.
|4. No crossing over takes place.
||4. Crossing over takes place during pachytene stage.
|5. Prohase is simple and not divided into sub stages.||5. Prohase I of meiosis I is complex and has 5 stages.|