Distinguish between metaphase of mitosis and metaphase of meiosis

Metaphase of mitosis :

  1. Each chromosome consists of two chromatids which are held together by centromere.
  2. The chromosomes line up in one plane to make up the equatorial plate.
    Metaphase 1 of meiosis :
    1.Homologous chromosomes form bivalent. Each bivalent consists of four chromatids and two centromeres.
    2.Bivalents become arranged in the plane of the equator forming equational plate.