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14: Meiosis, Fertilization, and Life Cycles

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  • Learning Objectives

    Content Objectives

    • Learn the process of meiosis and how it leads to genetic diversity
    • Understand the difference between gametes and spores
    • See the three different life cycles of multicellular organisms
    • Learn the terms sporophyte and gametophyte and the processes occurring within and between these life stages

    Skill Objectives

    • Identify stages of meiosis and differentiate them from mitosis
    • Distinguish between different life cycles based on the ploidy of the multicellular stage(s)
    • Identify key stages and features within life cycles and know their general functions

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