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Chromosomes and Meiosis

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alexoniate's version from 2016-02-17 18:20

Summary

Gametes have half the number of chromosomes that body cells have. Your body cells have 23 pairs of homologous chromosomes,
making 46 chromosomes in total. Gametes have only one chromosome from each homologous pair 23 chromosomes in all.

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Somatic Cellsbody cells, make up you body
Gametessex cells
Homologous Chromosomestwo chromosomes, one from mom, on from dad, they have similar length and appearance
Autosomescharacteristics for genes not directly to an organisms sex
Sex Chromosomesdirectly control the development of sexual characteristics
Sexual reproductionfusion of two gametes
Diploida cell has two copies of each chromosome, one from mom, on from dad, somatic
Haploida cell has one copy of each chromosome, gamete
Meiosisform of nuclear division that divides haploid cells into diploid cells
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