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Does meiosis occur in only in diploid cells?

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Yes, as meiosis could not happen in an haploid cell, since it would be missing half the “hardware” (chromosomes) to even get started. read more

No. Meiosis occurs to make cells of “body-ploidy” become “gamete-ploidy” if there is a difference between them. I say this because some insects are haploid in one gender, and their gametes are similarly haploid. There are many plants out there with “body-ploidy” numbers greater than diploid. read more

Meiosis occurs in diploid cells. The chromosomes duplicate once, and through two successive divisions, four haploid cells are produced, each with half the chromosome number of the parental cell. Meiosis occurs only in sexually reproducing organisms. read more

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