The nuclear membrane dissolves, and the chromatin thickens and forms chromosomes.
The chromosomes align on the equator and pair up with their matching chromosome. They then switch pieces of DNA with their matching chromosome.
The spindle fibers pull the matching chromosomes away from each other towards opposite sides of the cell.
The cell starts to divide with the same amount of chromosomes on either side in the nucleus.
The nuclear membrane dissolves and centriols form.
Chromosomes align in the center of the cell.
The chromatids separate and are pulled to either side of the cell by spindle fibers.
Nuclear membranes form around the chromatids and the cell starts to split.
Questions For Meiosis
- Is meiosis I or meiosis II more similar to mitosis? Meiosis 2 because when the centrieres, pull the chromatids apart, they align by themselves instead of in pairs like in mitosis.
- List three similarities between mitosis and meiosis: The first similarity is that both split into different parts. They also both have the same cycle and DNA.
- List three differences between mitosis and meiosis: Mitosis splits into 2 parts and meiosis splits into 4 parts. Meiosis creates genetic differences in its cells but mitosis only creates two.
- Explain which method contributes to genetic variation and why: Meiosis does because in it’s DNA the genes switch. Cause if it never changed then there would just be clones of people which would be scary.