Why Do Cells Reproduce?
Cell reproduction is important for the growth of our body. The body undergoes different stages in cell growth and cell reproduction plays a vital role in its development. Cells reproduce due to various reasons and some of them are to help repair damage cells and promote continuous growth to the body.
There are two types of cell reproduction and these are done by mitosis and meiosis.
Body cells also referred to as ‘somantic, cells, and they are the most common cells in our body. These include cells in our skin, hair, and muscles and the cell reproduction used for these types of cells are mitosis.
Mitosis is the process when a cell divides into an exact replica of the other. This helps repair the damage cells and promotes growth and development. Some cells are reproduced continuously like our nails and our hair, while some stop at a certain period of time like the brain and nervous system when we reach adulthood.
Meiosis on the other hand is much more complicated than Mitosis. The human reproductive organs (human sex organs) undergo Meiosis in cell reproduction. Mitosis creates 2 cells from a parent cell. But cell reproduction in Meiosis differs from men and women. Meiosis forms 4 gametes in men and 1 in women. The process of meiosis in men is known as ‘spermatogenesis, (sperm reproduction) and ‘genesis, (ova or egg reproduction) in women.
Cell reproduction of multicellular organisms is complicated that much is true. In fact, there are still a few questions involving cell reproductions. Cell reproduction is important in our daily life, whether we are in our growing years or in our older years. Without it, growth and development will not be even possible.
Imagine a little cell when combined forms tissues, tissues combined become organs, organs become a part of a system that helps monitor and regulate your body. Without cell reproduction there wouldn’t be anything, No life on earth or anywhere in the universe would even exist.