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Meiosis Review

 

  1. What are gametes?

 

 

  1. What is the difference between the terms diploid and haploid?

 

 

  1. What key step occurs in interphase prior to either mitosis or meiosis?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What are homologous chromosomes?

 

 

  1. Label the following diagram:

Prophase I

 

 

 

  1. What process occurs between homologous chromosomes during Prophase I?

 

 

 

  1. Why is crossing-over so important?

 

 

  1. What are the differences between Metaphase I and Metaphase II? (See the diagrams)

Metaphase I

 

 

Metaphase II

 

 

 

  1. What are the differences between Anaphase I and Anaphase II? (See the diagrams)

Anaphase I

 

 

 

 

Anaphase II

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Are the cells produced at the end of Telophase I haploid or diploid? Are the chromosomes doubled or single?

Telophase I

 

 

 

  1. Are the cells produced at the end of Telophase II haploid or diploid? Are the chromosomes doubled or single?

      Telophase II

 

  1. Why is there no interphase between Meiosis I and Meiosis II?

 

 

 

  1. What is the end result of meiosis? (mention number of cells, chromosome number and comparison of cells)

 

  1. What is the end result of mitosis? (mention number of cells, chromosome number and comparison of cells)