The Positioning of Chromosomes During Cell Division
For a zygote to contain a diploid complement of chromosomes, the gametes, which fuse to form this zygote must contain half the number of chromosomes. This reduction of chromosome number occurs in two distinct sequential phases of meiosis, termed meiosis I and meiosis II. Both divisional sequences have sub-stages such as, prophase (I, II), prometaphase (I, II), metaphase (I, II), anaphase (I, II), and telophase (I, II) that is continued by cytokinesis (I, II), which is not part of...
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