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Unformatted text preview: half the number of chromosomes). Meiosis occurs in order for the reproduction process to take place. During meiosis, the cell is duplicated four times. Generally with the female egg, three of the four die do to the size being too small. With males, four sperm are duplicated. When the two are united they put both of their half chromosome cells together in order to form one cell that will then start the mitosis process. Without meiosis, the process of reproduction would simply not be possible. Reference: Higheredbcs. (). BioInquiries . Retrieved from http://higheredbcs.wiley.com/legacy/college/pruitt/0471473219/bioinquiries/ch05/ bioinquiry_section_5_1.html Pruitt, N. L., & Underwood, L. S. (2006). Bioinquiry: Making Connections in Biology (3rd ed.) . Retrieved from https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/classroom/ic/classroom.aspx ....
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