Flashcards in Meiosis Deck (22)
Cell division in which the number of chromosomes per cell is cut in half
Requires two parent cells, each contributes half of the chromosomes
Sex cells that join during sexual reproduction; half the normal number of chromosomes
Female gamete is a...
Egg or ova
Male gamete is a...
Cell that is formed from the union of egg and sperm
Half the normal number of chromosomes which is created by meiosis
The normal number of chromosomes
In humans... How many chromosomes for haploid and diploid?
Chromosomes that occur in pairs and contain similar genes
Pairing of homologous chromosomes
Exchange of a portion of a chromatid between homologous chromosomes
A group of two chromosomes each with two chromatids
Synapsis and crossing over
Paired chromosomes line up in middle
Chromosomes move to opposite poles
Cells divide to form two cells
Resting stage between cell divisions
Individual chromosomes visible
Individual chromosomes line up in middle
Chromatids separate and move to opposite poles