Biology 2 - Meiosis

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Cell Division - Meiosis


  • During asexual reproduction, two cells called gametes (sex cells) combine to form a new individual.
  • Gametes only have one copy of each chromosomes. This is so that you can combine one sex cells from the 'mother' and one sex cell from the 'father' and still end up with the right number of chromosomes in body cells. 
  • The new individual will have a mixture of two sets of chromosomes, so it will inherit features from both parents. This is how sexual reporduction produces variation.

Meiosis step by step

To make new cells which only half the original number of chromosomes…


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