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A cell divides by mitosis and gives rise to two daughter cells. Are these genetically same as the parent cell?

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Yes. DNA is doubled during interphase and one half goes to each daughter cells so they end up with an identical sert of the whole genome. Only differences will be due to mutations (mistakes).

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