Meiosis - Meiosis Meiotic Division II Picking up where we...

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Meiosis Meiotic Division II Picking up where we left off in the previous section , at the end of meiotic division I we have two independent cells. One cell contains the maternal homologous pair with a small segment of crossover from the paternal chromosome. The other cell contains the paternal homologous pair with a small segment of crossover from the maternal chromosome. Once the nuclear envelope has re-formed after the first meiotic division, the cell enters a short interphase. This interphase is not as specific as mitotic interphase; during meiotic interphase, chromosomes may decondense as the cell waits to proceed with meiosis. Meiotic division II occurs through the similar phases as mitosis and meiotic division I. They are called prophase 2, prometaphase 2, metaphase 2, anaphase 2, and telophase 2 to distinguish them from the first round of meiotic division. One very important difference between the events of meiosis I and II is that no further genetic reassortment takes place during prophase 2. As a result,
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course BIOLOGY BSC1005 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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