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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 of 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 ________________________________________________.
    16. Label the Phases:

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    This page titled Meiosis Worksheet is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Shannan Muskopf (Biology Corner) .

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