Cell division is significant in the following wags
(i) Cell multiplication Cell division is a means of cell multiplication or formation of new cells from pre-existingjeells.
(ii) Continuity It maintains continuity of living matter generation after generation.
(iii) Multicellular organisms The body of a multicellular organism is formed of innumerable cells. They are formed by repeated divisions of a single cell or zygote. As the number of cells increases, many of them begin to differentiate, form tissues and organisms.
(iv) Cell size Cell division helps in maintenance of a particular cell size which is essential for efficiency and control of cell activities.
(v) Genetic similarity The common type of cell division or mitosis maintains genetic similarity of all the cells in an individual despite being different, i.e., structurally and functionally.