Meiosis - Lecture 12

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Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis Chapter 11
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2 General Biology STUDY OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS 9 Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction Chapter 11 1. Describe the process of meiosis. 2. Define somatic and germline cells. What are gametes? 3. List and discuss two major features that distinguish meiosis from mitosis. 4. List and describe the stages of meiosis I and meiosis II. Draw a diagram showing the process of meiosis using two pairs of homologous chromosomes. Compare this with mitosis. What are the differences? 5. Describe the function of the synaptonemal complex. At what stage of meiosis do synapse and crossing over occur? 6. What are the evolutionary consequences of sexual reproduction.
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Overview of Meiosis Meiosis is a form of cell division that leads to the production of gametes . gametes : egg cells and sperm cells -contain half the number of chromosomes of an adult body cell Adult body cells ( somatic cells ) are diploid , containing 2 sets of chromosomes. Gametes are
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