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The process of meiosis is a form of cell division that produces reproductive cells, also known as gametes. This process involves two successive cell divisions that produce half the number chromosomes in the new cells. More »

The function of meiosis is for sexual reproduction as meiosis creates new cells for an organism. Meiosis has two cell divisions known as meiosis I and meiosis II. More »

Meiosis is important because during sexual reproduction, it ensures that all produced organisms have the correct number of chromosomes. It is also responsible for producing genetic variations during the process of recomb... More »

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Meiosis is the process of cell division that creates offspring in sexually reproducing organisms, explains a University of Illinois at Chicago website. Unlike during mitosis, meiotic cell division starts with double the ... More »

During meiosis, a cell divides into four daughter cells called gametes that are used during sexual reproduction. A cell grows larger during interphase, then goes through multiple other steps, such as prophase and metapha... More »

Meiosis is the type of cell division that produces gametes, the reproductive cells of a sexually reproducing organism. During meiosis, the genetic material replicates and is divided between daughter cells so that each ga... More »

Tetrads, also known as bivalents, form during the prophase 1 stage of meiosis when duplicated chromosomes, each composed of two identical chromatids, pair up and complete the process of crossing over in which one chromos... More »