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MEIOTIC CELL DIVISION
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a type of cell division that results in four daughter cells each with half the number of chromosomes of the parent cell, as in the production of gametes and plant spores.
Pair of chromosomes that are the same size, same appearance and same genes.
2 sets of chromosomes
An organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes.
Each pair of homologous chromosomes.
Process in which homologous chromosomes exchange portions of their chromatids during meiosis.
the production of sperm cells
The production of mature egg cells.
Cells produced in females that do not participate in reproduction
Process by which cells from two different parents unite to produce the first cell of a new organism.
process of reproduction involving a single parent that results in offspring that are genetically identical to the parent
a diploid cell resulting from the fusion of two haploid gametes; a fertilized ovum.
Process in sexual reproduction in which male and female reproductive cells join to form a new cell
Replicated forms of a chromosome joined together by the centromere and eventually separated during mitosis or meiosis II.
Region of a chromosome where the two sister chromatids attach
cell division in which the nucleus divides into nuclei containing the same number of chromosomes
A segment of DNA on a chromosome that codes for a specific trait
one of a number of different forms of a gene
The genetic differences in every individual is known as genetic variation. The survival of a species is dependent on genetic variation, since it allows a population to survive in a changing environment.
Those chromosomes coming from a person's biological mother
Those chromosomes coming from a person's biological father
What is important of meiosis in terms of evolution?
Increases genetic variability through sexual reproduction as well as events of crossing-over, which increases likelihood of species survival in an ever-changing environment.
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