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Cell Cycle Vocab

interphase first stage of cell cycle, during which a cell grows, matures, and replicates its DNA
homologous chromosome chromosomes that have the same length appearance, and copies of genes, although the alleles may differ
gamete a haploid sex cell, formed during meiosis, that can combine with another haploid sex cell and produce a diploid fertilized cell
zygote fertilized egg formed when a sperm cell penetrates an egg
mitosis second main stage of the cell cycle during which the cell's replicated DNA divides and two genetically identical diploid daughter cells are produced
meiosis form of nuclear division that divides a diploid cell into haploid cells; important in forming gametes for sexual reproduction
haploid cell that has only one copy of each chromosome
diploid cell that has two copies of each chromosome, one from an egg and one from a sperm
asexual reproduction process by which offspring are produced from a single parent; does not involve the joining of gametes
sexual reproduction process by which two gametes fuse and offspring that are a genetic mixture of both parents are produced
somatic cells cell that makes up all of the body tissues and organs, except gametes
germ cells cells in your reproductive organs, ovaries or testes, that develop into gametes
Created by: meg.minor.15