Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 13 - 13.3 - Concept Check: 2

Answer

Without crossing over, the two homologs would not be linked/associated, meaning that problems could result in the sorting of chromosomes to gametes which might end up with the wrong number of chromosomes.

Work Step by Step

This question is focused on how the homologous chromosomes are physically connected during meiosis I and what problems would arise if that were not the case.
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