Meiosis gives space for genetic recombination. It is the reason why siblings having the same parent look differently from each other and their parents. This is the type of cell division occurring in higher organisms such as ape, birds, cat and man.
Mitosis is a type of cell division occurring in the somatic cells (body cells). The brain, eye, heart, skin cells all multiply by mitosis. Emphasis will be laid on cell organelles such as centriole, nucleus and cytoplasm in this article.