Meiosis Terminology

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  • Created on: 11-05-13 15:27
Diploid
A cell containing full set of chromosomes
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Haploid
Cell containing half the number of chromosomes
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Gametes
Sex cells. E.g. egg and sperm
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Crossing Over (Recombination)
Another method of GENETIC VARIATION where the chromatids in each homologous pair twist around each other and swap
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Chiasmata
The point where the chromatids break off
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Chromatid
Each of the two threadlike strands
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Centromeres
Point on chromosome by which its attached
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Homologous Pairs
Both maternal and paternal Chromosome
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Independent Assortment
Chromosomes that came from the individuals two parents are distributed into the gametes at random
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Centrioles
Cylinder shaped cell structure found in eukaryotics. They self replicate and help with cell division
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Spindle
Collection of fibers composed of microtubules, which are prominent during cell division
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Cytokinesis
A physical process of cell division that divides the cytoplasm of a parent cell into two daughter cells
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Cell containing half the number of chromosomes

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Sex cells. E.g. egg and sperm

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Another method of GENETIC VARIATION where the chromatids in each homologous pair twist around each other and swap

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The point where the chromatids break off

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