Meiosis

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When does independent assortment happen in meiosis?
During Metaphase 1
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What chromosomes make up homologous pairs?
Maternal and Paternal
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Why does independent assortment result in variations?
When they separate, the maternal and paternal chromosomes mix and swap around, along the equator providing different combinations.
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What type of reproduction is meiosis used in?
Sexual reproduction
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What is the function of meiosis?
To produce gamete cells
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Does variation occur in meiosis?
Yes - many different variations occur
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How many daughter cells are produced during meiosis?
4 daughter cells are produced
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How many divisions occur in meiosis?
2 divisions occur
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Where does meiosis occur?
In the ovaries and testes of animals and in the ovaries and anthers of plants.
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