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Meiosis and Human Genetics
Miller & Levine
term used to refer to chromosomes that each have a corresponding chromosome from the opposite-sex parent
term used to refer to a cell that contains both sets of homologous chromosomes
of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes
the process of reduction division in which the number of chromosomes per cell is cut in half through the separation of homologous chromosomes in a diploid cell (resulting in 4 haploid cells)
structure containing 4 chromatids that forms during meiosis
the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis
cells undergo a round of DNA replication, forming duplicate chromosomes
Each chromosome pairs with its corresponding homologous chromosome to form a tetrad crossing over occurs
spindle fibers attach to the chromosomes, homologous chromosomes line up down the middle of the cell
The fibers pull the homologous chromosomes toward opposite ends of the cell
nuclear membranes form
the cell separates into two cells (each containing a haploid number of chromosomes)
Chromosomes condense, spindles form in each new cell, and spindle fibers attach to chromosomes.
chromosomes line up
sister chromatids separate and move toward opposite ends of the cell
results in 4 haploid daughter cells
male haploid gametes
female haploid gamete
3 of the 4 cells produced by meiosis in a female which are not involved in sexual reproduction
number of chromosomes in a human haploid cell
number of chromosomes in a human somatic cell
An error in meiosis or mitosis in which members of a pair of homologous chromosomes or a pair of sister chromatids fail to separate properly from each other.
Somatic Cell division of the nucleus. Final product is 2 cells that are exactly like the parent cell.
Shows the complete diploid set of chromosomes grouped together in pairs, arranged in order of decreasing size (allows to identify chromosomal number abnormalities)
A diagram that shows the occurrence of a genetic trait in several generations of a family.
An inactivated X chromosome can be seen in a cell under a microscope as a dense object inside the nuclear envelope.
An organism that has two different alleles for a trait (Gg)
An organism that has two identical alleles for a trait (GG or gg)
Sex chromosomes in males
X and Y (normal gametes will have either the X or Y in addition to 22 autosomes)
Sex chromosomes in females
Two X chromosomes (normal gametes will have one X and 22 autosomes)
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