- UP 3-7
- Spice Lab
- UP 9-11
- UP 15-16B
- Study Mitosis vs. Meiosis
Meiosis is the special type of cell division carried out by organisms for sexual reproduction. It produces 4 genetically different cells that are also haploid.
Here are the stages of meiosis:
Prophase I: Here the cells prepare for division just like in mitosis.
Metaphase I: Here the chromosomes line up in the middle and the spindle forms.
Anaphase I: Here the chromosomes split off to the poles.
Telophase I/ Prophase II: 2 Daughter cells are formed, and cytokinesis occurs.
Metaphase II: Chromosomes line up in the middles of their respective cells.
Anaphase II: The DNA splits off to the poles of each cell.
Telophase II: 4 distinct, genetically different cells are formed.