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Unformatted text preview: 2. In 1903, Walter Sutton and Theodore Boveri independently realized that the process of meiosis could explain Mendels rules of particulate inheritance. How might meiosis hold the key to variation in a population? It could explain variation in a population because it takes genetic information from both parent cells to create a gamete. The cell is not an identical replica of the parents but do have similar characteristics. 3. Which phase of the cell cycle passes most quickly? Which phase is slowest (especially in multicellular organisms)? Why might it be necessary to have a separate S phase included in the cell cycle? Mitosis is the cycle that passes the most quickly. The slowest cycle is interphase cycle. It is necessary to have a separate S phase because it is during this phase that the chromosomes are replicated....
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course RH 101 taught by Professor Emery during the Spring '08 term at BU.
- Spring '08