Meiosis

Meiosis - Meiosis error - fertilisation Should the gamete...

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Meiosis Cell division – ‘ reduction division’ Production of sex cells – gametes Meiosis errors
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Why do we need meiosis? Meiosis is necessary to halve the number of chromosomes going into the sex cells Why halve the chromosomes in gametes? At fertilisation the male and female sex cells will provide ½ of the chromosomes each – so the offspring has genes from both parents
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Meiosis Parent cell – chromosome pair Chromosomes copied 1 st division - pairs split 2 nd division – produces 4 gamete cells with ½ the original no. of chromosomes
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Meiosis – mouse testes Parent cell 4 gametes 1 st division 2 nd division
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Meiosis – division error Chromosome pair
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Unformatted text preview: Meiosis error - fertilisation Should the gamete with the chromosome pair be fertilised then the offspring will not be normal. In humans this often occurs with the 21 st pair producing a child with Downs Syndrome 21 trisomy Downs Syndrome Can you see the extra 21 st chromosome? Is this person male or female? This powerpoint was kindly donated to www.worldofteaching.com http://www.worldofteaching.com is home to over a thousand powerpoints submitted by teachers. This is a completely free site and requires no registration. Please visit and I hope it will help in your teaching....
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