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the five stages of mitosis:
the production of haploid gametes (sperm or eggs)
where is the only place meiosis occurs?
chromosomes that carry the same genetic information (almost always the same size and shape)
separate genes for separate traits are passed independently of one another from parents to offspring.
alleles of different genes assort independently of one another during gamete formation
the exchange of genetic material between homologous chromosomes
where in the body does sperm mature after completing meiosis?
why is it advantageous for a single egg to be formed during meiosis in the human female?
to gain more cytoplasm to nurture fertilization
what is the function of the fertilization membrane?
to block more than one sperm from fertilizing the egg