What would happen if sperm and egg were produced by mitosis?

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What would happen if sperm and egg were produced by mitosis?

Mitosis

Mitosis, the cell division that produces two daughter cells from a single mother cell. The daughter cells are identical in ploidy and genetic content to each other and to the mother cell. Therefore, if the mother cell is diploid (possessing two sets of all chromosomes), the daughter cells also will be diploid. If the mother cell is haploid (possessing one set of all chromosomes), then the daughter cells also will be haploid.

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If the sperm and eggs of a diploid species such as humans were produced by mitosis, these reproductive cells would be diploid as well. Fertilization...

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