1. What are the major differences between mitosis and meiosis?
Why is it necessary to have a meiotic cell division?
Explain the difference between the C value and the n number.
What phase of the cell cycle does DNA replication occur in?
4. Genes and chromosomes behave in similar ways; explain what this means with regard to Mendel's principle of independent assortment.
5. For each of the following, give a brief description:
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Produces: four haploid daughter cells two diploid daughter cells
Genetically: different identical
Function: Growth, Repair, asexual Reproduction Cellular Reproduction (cell division during which the cell nucleus divides)
Creates: Sex cells only Makes everything other than sex cells (Somatic Cells)
Occurs in: Humans, animals, plants all organisms
Meiosis is a special process in cellular division where cells are created containing gene patterns of different types and combinations with 50% of the number of chromosomes of the original cell. Meiosis is used in sexual reproduction of organisms to combine male and female, through the spermazoa and egg, to create a new, singular biological organism.
C-value refers to haploid amount of DNA
n - number of chromosome sets
The S (Synthesis) period is where DNA ...