Now that you’ve learned about mitotic and meiotic cell division, you
understand that the process of mitosis results in cells that are
identical to the parent cell whereas in meiosis, the daughter cells that
are produced are genetically different from the parent cell. Meiosis
introduces variation into populations of sexually reproducing organisms.
What if humans could reproduce through mitosis instead of using
meiosis? What would children look like if parents reproduced using
mitosis? Would there be any pitfalls in a population of humans if
mitosis were the primary method for reproduction?
Use the notes, as well as other sources (such as the internet), to help support your viewpoint.