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Sexual Reproduction

Bio IV - 1

Meiosis cell divisions to make 4 genetically unique cells with half set of chromosomes
Fertilization union of egg and sperm to form a zygote during sexual reproduction
gamete any haploid sex cell (egg or sperm)
sexual reproduction creating unique offspring from two parents through meiosis and fertilization
Zygote product of fertilization; first cell of new offspring
homologous chromosomes pairs of chromosomes with same genes; one copy inherited from each parent
haploid n; cell with only one copy of each chromosome
diploid 2n; cell with full set of chromosomes; homologous pairs
crossing over homologous pairs exchange DNA during prophase I of meiosis
independent assortment random alignment of homologous pairs during metaphase I can generate different gene combinations
genetic diversity different gene combinations
Created by: strawend