Cytokinesis is the final phase of cell division during meiosis, just as it is with mitosis, where the cytoplasm of two daughter cells is separated by a cell membrane or cell wall. In animal cells, this is accomplished by... More »

During meiosis, crossing over occurs during prophase I. It is the exchange of genetic material between homologous chromosomes that results in recombinant chromosomes, which contribute to genetic diversity. More »

Tetrads, four-part structures made up of two homologous chromosomes, form during prophase I of meiosis. During this phase, chromosomes exchange genetic material with other chromosomes in the tetrad. The process is referr... More »

Meiosis is a cell division process that occurs twice to produce four haploid daughter cells, according to Biology4Kids. Meiosis I occurs first and creates two daughter cells, and then meiosis II begins and creates two mo... 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 »

If cytokinesis took place before mitosis, the two daughter cells would end up with only half the required genetic material and, unable to function, would die. In eukaryotic cells, cytokinesis normally happens just after ... More »

During telophase I of meiosis, the chromosomes decondense and cytokinesis comes to an end. Cytokinesis refers to the division of the cytoplasm, which results in two haploid daughter cells at the completion of telophase I... More »