Study Questions and Answers for Mitosis

Study Questions and Answers for Mitosis - Study Questions...

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Study Questions and Answers for Mitosis/Meiosis 1. What are the definitions for the following terms? a. Somatic Cell b. Gamete c. Chromatin d. Chromosome e. Chromatid f. Sister Chromatids g. Centromere h. Centrosome i. Mitosis j. Meiosis k. Cytokinesis l. Sexual reproduction m. Asexual reproduction n. Homologous chromosomes o. Sex chromosomes p. Autosomes q. Fertilization 2. What are the stages of the cell cycle and what happens in each stage? 3. How many chromatids would a chromosome have in each stage of the cell cycle? 4. What are the three major “checkpoints” during cell division? 5. What are the molecules important in the G2 checkpoint? 6. Why do we have these checkpoints? 7. What are the primary characteristics of mitosis? 8. What are the primary stages of Mitosis? 9. What occurs during each stage of mitosis? 10. What is the primary advantage or reason for meiotic cell division? 11. What are the primary characteristics of meiosis? 12. What are the primary stages of meiosis? 13. What occurs during each stage of meiosis? 14. Where specifically does the “reduction” of chromosome number occur? 15. What other events occur in meiosis that assures genetic variability?
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Answers to Study Questions for Mitosis/Meiosis 1. Definitions: a. Somatic Cell – Body cell that is 2n and divides via mitosis b. Gamete – Sex cell that is haploid or n and once mature doesn’t divide. Uses meiosis to become a mature cell.
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