Why the process of mitosis and meiosis importnant to a living organism?
Mitosis creates identical genetic copies of cells. This is how multicellular organisms grow larger and repair damage. Meiosis creates haploid gametes. These are the cells used in sexual reproduction (sperm in males and eggs in females). These cells only have half the genetic makeup of the parent cell. If meiosis did not occur, the gametes would not be produced, and the organism would not be able to reproduce sexually.