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Unlike mitosis, meiosis results in the formation of:

A. 2n daughter cells

B. haploid cells

C. body cells

D. diploid cells

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Answer: B. haploid cells

In meiosis, a single diploid cell divides twice to produce four haploid cells, each containing half the amount of genetic information. In mitosis, however, a single cell divides, giving two identical diploid daughter cells, with each having the original amount of genetic information as the parent. Sex cells, sperms in males, and eggs in females are a result of meiosis. Meiosis starts from a parent cell that is diploid but will end up producing four haploid gamete cells.

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