Drawing Meiosis

Meiosis consists of two divisions and results in the formation of four daughter cells

  • Interphase replicates DNA in the S phase, so chromosomes should initially possess sister chromatids ( |  X )
  • The first division separates the homologous pairs ( X X  X , X ) and hence halves the chromosome number
  • The second division separates the sister chromatids ( X  | , | leading to the formation of single chromatid chromosomes
  • By the end of the process, the cells should be haploid (have half the number of chromosomes of the original diploid cell)

Drawing the Stages of Meiosis

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