Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
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Chapter 11, Introduction to Genetics - 11.4 - Meiosis - 11.4 Assessment - Page 329: 1a


The main result of meiosis is four new cells with half the chromosomes. These cells come from one parent cell.

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Meiosis is the way a parent cell splits to form four haploid (haploid: with one set of genes) daughter cells, which are used as sperm and egg cells. The haploid cells have only one set of genes while normal cells have two sets. The haploids only have one set of genes because they are sex cells, which combine to form a fertilized egg that has two sets of genes.
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