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a form of cell division that halves the number of chromosomes when forming specialized reproductive cells


a process that occurs when portions of a chromatid on one homologous chromosome are broken and exchanged with the corresponding chromatid portions of the other homologous chromosome

Independent Assortment

the random distribution of homologous chromosomes during meiosis


the process by which sperm are produced in male animals


male gametes


the process by which gametes are produced in female animals


a female gamete

Asexual Reproduction

a form of reproduction in which a single parent passes copies of all of its genes to each of its offspring


an individual produced by asexual reproduction

Sexual Reproduction

a form of reproduction in which two parents each form reproductive cells that have one-half the number of chromosomes

Life Cycle

the entire span in the life of an organism from one generation to the next


the process in which the gametes join


the diploid phase in the life cycle that produces spores


a haploid reproductive cell produced by meiosis that is capable of developing into an adult without fusing with another cell.


the haploid phase that produces gametes by mitosis in the life cycle of a plant

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