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growth repair asexual reproduction

Function of mitosis

homologous pairs

chromosomes occur in

46 homologous chromosomes

humans have this number of chromosomes

homologous chromosome

pair of chromosomes one inherited from each parent that have corresponding gene sequence and pair up during meiosis


22 pairs of chromosomes are

sex chromosomes

one pair of chromosomes are


The chromosomes of homologous pair carry genes for the same characteristics at the


position that given gene occupies on chromosome


cells with two sets of chromosomes are


gametes (egg and sperm) are


Sexual life cycles involve alternation of haploid and diploid stages

first diploid cell

fertilization creates the


from the moment of fertilization, what is in action


Reduces the chromosome number from diploid to haploid

chromosome duplication

meiosis is preceded by

four daughter cells

in meiosis the cell divides twice to form


each daughter cell is

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