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Meiosis

TermDefinition
crossing over exchange of chromosomal segments between a pair of homologous chromosomes during prophase I of meiosis
diploid having two copies of each chromosome (2n)
fertilization process by which haploid gametes combine, forming a diploid cell with 2n chromosomes, with n from the female and n from the male parent
gamete a haploid sex cell, formed during meiosis, that can combine with another haploid sex cell and produce a diploid fertilized egg.
gene functional unit of DNA that controls inherited trait expression that is passed on from one generation to the next
haploid cell with half the number of chromosomes (n) as a diploid (2n) cell; gamete or sex cell
homologous chromosome one of two paired chromosomes, one from each parent, that carries genes for a specific trait at the same location
meiosis reduction division process, occurring only in reproductive cells, in which one diploid (2n) cell produces 4 haploid (n) cells that are not genetically identical.
Created by: PRO Teacher jhaase