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meiosis in the production of gametes ...

Post by hephzi » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:46 am

can some one explain me the role of meiosis in the production of gametes and genetic variation through recombination of alleles and genes including independent assortment and crossing over (the details of the stages of meiosis are not required)
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Post by biohazard » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:22 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiosis

There are a couple of schematic drawings; one simplified and one more detailed. I'm quite certain they can enlighten you more than a description of the event here without any illustartions. Naturally, check out their respective chapters in the text as well.

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Post by rtblue » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:22 am

meiosis actually produces the gametes, themselves, and is essential for reproduction. Crossing is the exchange of genetic material between homologous chromosomes, and allows for genetic diversity.
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