Meiosis. Learning the Basics…. Chromosomes contain genetic information Human somatic cells have 46 chromosomes Divided into 23 pairs of homologous chromosomes , or homologs ; one set of 23 from mother, one set of 23 from father. Specific traits are coded for in genes
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Twice the chromosomes = New species?!?
Tetrad of a homologous pair
Homologous pair of chromosomes(tetrad)
= Independent Assortment
Number of divisions
Number of daughter cells
Same as parent
Half of parent
At sexual maturity
Growth and repair