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Sexual Reproduction

Meiosis An example of sexual reproduction
Homologous Pairs A pair of chromosomes (one from mom and one from dad) that are the same shape, same height, and have genes in the same place
Purpose of Meiosis To create gametes
Gametes Sex cells
Female gamete Egg
Male gamete Sperm
Cross over When chromosomes exchange genetic material, it breaks off and reattaches to the other chromosome
End Result of Meiosis 4 haploid cells (23 chromosomes) that are all different
Haploid Half the number of chromosomes
Germ cells Cells that reproduce using meiosis
Purpose of Mitosis Growth and repair of damaged tissues
End result of Mitosis 2 cells that look genetically identical
Created by: jafulle3