Now that you’ve learned about mitotic and meiotic cell division, you understand that the process of mitosis results in cells that are identical to the parent cell whereas in meiosis, the daughter cells that are produced are genetically different from the parent cell. Meiosis introduces variation into populations of sexually reproducing organisms.
What if humans could reproduce through mitosis instead of using meiosis? What would children look like if parents reproduced using mitosis? Would there be any pitfalls in a population of humans if mitosis were the primary method for reproduction?
Use the notes, as well as other sources (such as the internet), to help support your viewpoint.