Activity 13 Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
Read the introduction. • Meiosis is the process of cell division that occurs in developing sex cells.
Challenge • How do chromosomes divide during the formation of egg and sperm cells?
Stages of meiosis • Prophase I • Metaphase I • Anaphase I • Telophase I • Prophase II • Metaphase II • Anaphase II • Telophase II
Analysis 3 • Explain how crossing over can affect the genetic makeup of the gametes an organism produces.
Revisit the Challenge • How do chromosomes divide during the formation of egg and sperm cells?
Key Vocabulary • chromosome • crossing over • daughter cell • DNA • gametes • gene • meiosis • mitosis • parent cell