What Happens in Prophase II?

Prophase II is the stage of meiosis when the nuclear membrane breaks apart and the spindle apparatus is formed. It is the first stage of the second meiotic division (meiosis II) and follows telophase I.

Meiosis is a process of cell division that is necessary for sexual reproduction. It takes place in two stages, and the end result is four daughter cells. Each of the daughter cells contains half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell from which they came.

The first division, meiosis I, consists of prophase I, metaphase I, anaphase I and telophase I.

The second division, meiosis II, follows with prophase II, metaphase II, ananphase II and telophase II.