Meiosis. . Two Types of Diploid Cells In Sexual Organisms. Somatic. GERM. Body Cells Diploid Divide by mitosis to make exact copies In every tissue except reproductive tissue. “Germinating” (reproductive) cells Diploid
Haploid (n) is the number
of chromosomes in a gamete.
Diploid (2n) – number of chromosomes in a
somatic cell. You have one copy from
the mother, and one copy from the
In Meiosis: ONEdiploid, germ cell divides to become FOUR
(4) daughter cells
In order to go from diploid to haploid, Meiosis Involves Two Divisions
In Meiosis II, 2 haploid cells will separate sister chromatids to make 4 gametes!
But what happens to the other 3 eggs?
The largest ovum absorbs the others!
Only one wins per cycle, usually
In Three Ways