What body cells undergo mitosis?

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All body cells undergo mitosis except for sex cells, which undergo meiosis.
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Which cells undergo mitosis?

Somatic cells (which are all cells excluding sex cells) undergo mitosis. In terms of organisms, mitosis occurs only in eukaryotic cells.

What types of cells are in your body are no longer undergoing mitosis?

The only cells in the human body which don't divide are the brain cells. However in reality the sex cells do not go through mitosis either as they divide twice to ensure the are haploid in a process called meiosis. So brain cells do not divide at all and sex cells do divide but not by mitosis, by meiosis.

Plant cells do not undergo mitosis?

No, plant cells DO undergo mitosis, but there are some minor changes. During the end of telophase and the beginning of cytokinesis in animal cells, the cell membrane pinches in half to form the 2 new daughter cells. However, in plant cells, a thicker cell plate forms between the 2 new cells, and they pinch off and the outside hardens into a new cell wall.

Why do cells undergo mitosis an meiosis?

Mitosis: Cells undergo mitosis to replace dead cells. If there is/are cell(s) absent in any part of the body, mitosis occurs to replace the missing cell(s). So basically, if an organism is able to keep all its cells from being harmed in any way, mitosis will never be required as no cell will need replacement. Meiosis: Cells undergo meiosis to form gametes (sex cells). These cells are able to fuse with the opposite gamete in order to fertilize and create offsprings. If meiosis did not occur, the continuity of any species that reproduced sexually would be in jeopardy. Because meiosis occurs and gametes form, individuals become fertile and are able to produce offsprings in order to continue their species.

Are sex cells undergoing mitosis?

Your "germ" (or sex, but I prefer germ) cells undergo mitosis to create more diploids, but then they undergo Meiosis I to form a haploid. In boys, the germ cells will undergo Meiosis II to form their complete germ cells. In girls, the cell will only complete Meiosis II if the egg is fertilized. So the answer is sort of yes... the diploids will undergo Mitosis, but to actually get germ cells... they must undergo Meiosis.

Why do normal body cells undergo mitosis?

So they can grow and divide to make up all the cells, tissues, and organs that make up the human body. Also, cells will undergo mitosis to repair an area of the body in which tissue is damaged, such as a cut. Since the cut is an open wound, and the skin has been seperated, the cells that once made up the cells in the originally unbroken skin have been "killed", so to say. They're gone for good. But the body wants to repair this area and make the body whole again, so it produces new cells, which will become skin cells, and these cells grow and divide as necessary for the process of mitosis so that they can fill up the space and heal the cut.