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Meiosis

TermDefinition
meiosis a process of cell division that allows organisms to reproduce
haploid cells cells that contain only one set of chromosomes
diploid cells cells than contain two sets of chromosomes, each set from each parent
zygote a female germ cell that has been fertilized by a male germ cell and inherits one set of chromosomes from each parent
gametes sex cells; including sperm and eggs
homologous chromosomes two chromosomes that are paired and have information about the same trait
somatic cells all cells besides egg or sperm cells
tetrad a four-strand group of chromosomes joined at a point
crossing-over an exchange of genetic material between two chromatids
Created by: Curt