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How many chromosomes will the daughter cells contain at the end of meiosis II if a cell contains 12 chromosomes at the end of meiosis I?

This question is part of AP Ch 10 Meiosis Outline Quiz
Asked by Rnreda on Sep 24, 2018

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L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes
Teacher, Memphis

Answered on Jan 04, 2019

Meiosis is a process of cell division. There are several phases. During meiosis I, the cells go through four phases including prophase I, metaphase I, anaphase I, and telophase I. During prophase I, six stages occur including leptotene, zygotene, pachytene, dipotene, diakinesis and synchronous processes.

Then the process goes into meiosis II. Then cell division goes through the same named phases as meiosis I. The number of chromosomes changes during these cell divisions which is normal. Daughter cells are the new born cells.

The older cells are called mother cells. The daughter cells contain chromosomes. At the end of the meiosis II stage, the daughter cells may contain 12 chromosomes which means that there were six chromosomes at the end of meiosis I.

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rnreda

Rnreda

Answered on Sep 24, 2018

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