Difference between Prophase of Mitosis and Prophase I of Meiosis

Prophase  of Mitosis
1. Comparatively short phase.
2. No pairing of homologous chromosomes takes place.
3. No crossing over or recombination event.
Prophase I of Meiosis
1. Long phase divided into sub stages (Leptotene, zygotene, pachytene, diplotene and diakinesis).
2. Pairing of homologous chromosomes takes place.
3. Synapsis, crossing over and recombination occur.
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