What Are the Events of Meiosis?

The main events of meiosis include prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase. A cell in meiosis goes through two divisions, meiosis I and meiosis II, in which each division consists of the same stages to produce gametes or sexual reproduction cells.

Tetrads, a connected grouping of chromatids, develop with the breakdown of DNA that occurs in prophase. In metaphase, genetic recombination and spindle formation occurs. During anaphase, the tetrads split apart into two pairs pulling to opposite sides of the cell. In telophase, the nuclear envelope holding the chromosomes forms to create a haploid. The process repeats again, but the two opposite sides with the chromosomes develop a cleavage furrow between the two pairs, and the one cell eventually divides into two cells.