Basics regarding Meiosis!

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Basics regarding Meiosis!

Post by Biogravity » Wed May 28, 2008 1:43 pm

G'day guys.

I need a bit of a hand regarding Meosis.

Meosis results in the formation of gametes. Those gametes, as I read, contain the haploid (n) number of chromosomes of the father, in a sperm, and mother, in an ova. My question is, when a father distributes its chromosomes into a sperm, are the chromosomes only of a paternal origin, or they can be either of a maternal/paternal origin through what was given to him by his parents, as in his autosomes.

Please give me a hand with that as I am a little confused when they say that each parent contributes a whole set of chromosomes.

Thanks in advance.

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