Aneuploidy is a condition in which the chromosomes do not separate properly between daughter cells during meiosis. The chromosome number for an individual organism differs from the standard chromosome number of a particu... More »

The chromosome number is reduced during the telophase II stage of meiosis. This last of eight stages of meiosis results in the formation of four daughter cells. More »

Meiosis is important because it reduces the number of chromosomes by half allowing sexual reproduction to occur. If meiosis did not happen, the cell would have too many DNA pairs. This would result in the death of the ce... More »

Meiosis involves two rounds of nuclear division with the daughter cells receiving half the genetic material of the parent, while mitosis involves one. This ensures greater genetic variation. More » Science Biology Molecular Biology & DNA

Mendel's Law is observed in meiosis because modern scientists are fully aware of chromosomes and genes, and paired chromosomes separate during meiosis. In this way gene pairs are segregated, proving Mendel's Law of Segre... More »

Meiosis leads to genetic variation through the random pairing of chromosomes and genetic recombination. Meiosis produces daughter cells that are genetically different than the parent cell. More » Science Biology Molecular Biology & DNA

Meiosis II and mitosis are similar in that both processes involve the separation of attached, duplicated chromosomes, called sister chromatids, into daughter cells, explains University of Illinois at Chicago. While meios... More » Science Biology