Learn more about meiosis using these hands-on meiosis diagrams that we have collected for you in high quality! In these 101 Diagramss, the detailed structures the cell division are illustrated. a type of cell division that results in four daughter cells each with half the number of chromosomes of the parent cell, as in the production of gametes and plant spores. Take a look at the following chromosome diagram of meiosis.
As you can see in the meiosis diagram above, a single cell divides twice to produce four cells containing half the original amount of genetic information. These cells are our sex cells – sperm in males, eggs in females. Meiosis has both similarities to and differences from mitosis, which is a cell division process in which a parent cell produces two identical daughter cells. In meiosis, the cell goes through similar stages and uses similar strategies to organize and separate chromosomes. Unlike mitosis, meiosis is used for just one purpose in the human body: the production of gametes—sex cells, or sperm and eggs. Its goal is to make daughter cells with exactly half as many chromosomes as the starting cell. More diagrams of meiosis are posted below.
Meiosis can be divided into nine stages. These are divided between the first time the cell divides (meiosis I) and the second time it divides (meiosis II). Since cell division occurs twice during meiosis, one starting cell can produce four gametes (eggs or sperm). In each round of division, cells go through four stages: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. Like what you can observe in the following diagrams.
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