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Biology Chapter 8.3

Synapsis The pairing of homologous chromosomes during meiosis.
Tetrad The four chromatids in a pair of homologous chromosomes that come together as a result of synapsis during meiosis.
Crossing-over The exchange of genetic material between homologous chromosomes during meiosis; can result in genetic recombination.
Genetic Recombination The regrouping of genes in an offspring that results in a genetic makeup that is different from that of the parents.
Independent Assortment The random distribution of the pairs of genes on different chromosomes to the gametes.
Spermatogenesis The process by which male gametes form.
Oogenesis The production, growth, and maturation of an egg, or ovum.
Polar Body A short-lived product of the formation of gametes by meiosis.
Sexual Reproduction Reproduction in which gametes from two parents unite.
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