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A process in cell division during which the number of chromosomes decreases to half the original number by two divisions of the nucleus, which results in the production of sex cells
The exchange of genetic material between homologous chromosomes during meiosis; can result in genetic recombination
The random distribution of the pairs of genes on different chromosomes to the gametes
Reproduction that does not involve the union of gametes and in which a single parent produces offspring that are genetically identical to the parent
An organism that is produced by asexual reproduction and that is genetically identical to its parent; to make a genetic duplicate
All of the events in the growth and development of an organism until the organism reaches sexual maturity
In plants and algae that have alternation of generations, the diploid individual or generation that produces haploid spores
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