Differences between Meiosis and Mitosis

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The cell division occurring in somatic cells is said to be mitosis. Meiosis is also known as equational division
because the newly formed daughter cells will be having the same chromosome number as that of their parent
cell.

Division of germ cells is called meiosis. It is also known as reduction division because the newly formed cells
will be having half the number of chromosome than their parent cell.

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