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Meiosis Worksheet

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  • 1. A cell with two pairs of each set of chromosomes is called a [ diploid / haploid ] cell.

        These cells are typically found throughout the body tissues and are called  [ germ / somatic ] cells.

    2.  A cell with only one set of  chromosomes is called [ diploid / haploid ] cell.

         These types of cells are found in the reproductive organs and are called   [ germ / somatic ] cells.

    3.  Sperm and egg cells are called [ gametes / zygotes ].  A fertilized egg is a [ gamete / zygote ].

    4.  A type of cell division that results in diploid cells:   [ meiosis / mitosis ]

    5.  A type of cell division that results in haploid cells.  [ meiosis / mitosis ] 

    6.  When a sperm and egg combine, it is called _______________________________

    7.  What is the diploid number for humans? _______   What is the haploid number? _______

    8.  Matching chromosomes are called  _____________________________________ pairs.

    9.  During prophase I of meiosis, these pairs form a tetrad in a process called ______________________.

    10.  When homologous chromosomes exchange genes, it is called: ______________________________.

    11.  How many daughter cells are created at the end of meiosis I? _______ meiosis II? ______

    12.  During meiosis, chromosomes will split into daughter cells randomly, making each gamete unique.  This is called _____________________________________________________.
    13.  The process by which sperm are made is called ____________________________________________.

    14.  The process by which eggs are made is called ______________________________________________.

    15.  During the creation of an oocyte, 3 additional haploid cells are created that will not be fertilized, these cells  are called ________________________________________________.


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