There are three types of cell division depending on the type of cells that are involved. there are Eukaryotic cells, which have a nucleus and Prokaryotic cells which lack a nucleus. So accordingly there are are three types of cell division miosis, mitosis for Eukaryotic cells, and binary fission for Prokaryotic cells.
Eukaryotic cells divide by using two different processes depending on the purpose of the division. If the purpose is sexual reproduction, the cell division is meiosis. But, If the cell division is associated with growth and cell replacement or repair, it is called mitosis.
With Prokaryotic cells on the other hand, such as bacteria, cell division occurs by binary fission. Its main feature is that each cell after the division has the potential to grow to the size of the original cell.
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