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ANSWER: Hin t 2. What distinguishes meiosis I from meiosis II?
In meios is , there are two s equential div is ions of the parent c ell, produc ing four daughter c ells .
In term s of the behavior of the chrom osom es, how does m eiosis I com pare to m eiosis II? Hin t 1. Sister chromatids and homologous chromosomes
Sis ter c hromatids are the two c opies of a duplic ated c hromos ome that form during the replic ation of DNA. While joined, the two
s is ter c hromatids mak e up one c hromos ome, though they ev entually s eparate and form two s eparate c hromos omes .
Homologous c hromos omes are a pair of c hromos omes of the s ame length, c entromere pos ition, and s taining pattern that
pos s es s genes for the s ame c harac ters at c orres ponding loc i. One homologous c hromos ome is inherited from the paternal
parent and the other from the maternal parent. Early in meios is , homologous c hromos omes (eac h c ons is ting of...
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