problem 1: The outcome of mitosis is that the daughter cells end up with the similar number of chromosomes as the parent cell. This is accomplished by chromosome duplication followed by the cell division. Consider an option, hypothetical method, in which cells undergo cell division first and then chromosomes get duplicated in each and every daughter cell.
a) How would the outcomes of mitosis differ between the two processes of cell division? Be specific.
b) Given the difference you have given in (a) do you think the hypothetical procedure would be equally efficient at maintaining chromosome number in the daughter cells? Why or why not? Draw the actual and hypothetical alternative scenarios and compare or contrast.
(Hint: Illustrate the purpose of mitosis? Does this new method efficiently satisfy that purpose?
c) Now imagine that this hypothetical method takes place in meiosis. How would the end products differ between the actual and hypothetical meiotic methods? Draw the actual and hypothetical processes and compare or contrast.