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Meiosis

TermDefinition
Gamete(s) Sex cells that have the half the number chromosomes
Haploid cell with N number of chromosomes
Oogenesis is the process by which the female gametes are created
Ovum/ova the gamete that is produced by a female
Sperm the male reproductive cell involved in sexual reproduction
Zygote a cell formed by the joining of male sex cells and female sex cells
Tetrad a special foursome of DNA that is formed
Synapsis the pairing of two homologous chromosomes
Fertilization the process in sexual reproduction that involves the joining of the sperm and ovum
Disjunction when homologous chromosomes DO move apart
Gametogenesis the development of mature haploid gametes
Homologous chromosome chromosomes pairs that are similar in length
Crossing over the process when two chromosomes pair exchange equal segments of each other
Gonads the sex organs producing gametes
Spermatogenesis process occurring in the male gonad of sexually reproducing organism
Polar Bodies a small haploid cell that is formed concomitantly as an egg cell during oogenesis
Meiosis the process by which one diploid eukaryotic cell divides to generate four haploid cells
Variation differences among organisms of the same species
Nondisjunction the failure of homologous chromosomes to separate
Created by: arianajade_26