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The most important reason for cell division to occur is:


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To ensure that the daughter cells resemble each other as well as the parent in genetic content.

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To ensure both the daughter cells receive the exact same amount of cytoplasm

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To ensure that both the daughter cells get the same number of organelles

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To ensure that the nucleus is divided exactly in half

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The correct option is A

To ensure that the daughter cells resemble each other as well as the parent in genetic content.


It is important for cell division to occur in order to ensure that the progeny or daugther cells not only resemble each other and the parent cell but also contain the exact amount of genetic information as the parent cell. If the cell wouldn't divide after the doubling of chromosomes, then it would have twice the amount of DNA than it started out with and therefore be unstable.

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