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What is mitosis and meiosis?
Dr.A.P.Ganesan
Komarapalayam

Mitosis
Is multiplication of cells by a special type of cell division
In which two daughter cells are formed. 
Each cell has 46 chromosomes. (Diploid)
It occurs in somatic or body cells

Meiosis
Is multiplication of male and femal sex gametes by a special type of cell division
In which 4 daughter cells are formed.
Each cell has 23 chromosomes.  (Haploid)
It occurs in sex cells  in ovary and testes (ovum and spermatocytes)