By Alaysia Nelson
Why is meiosis important?
What are the four stages of meiosis?
First phase: Prophase
The chromosomes become visible as paired chromatin and the nuclear envelope disappears.
Second phase: Metaphase
The chromosomes become attached to the spindle fibers.
Third phase: Anaphase
The chromosomes move away from one another to opposite poles of the spindle.
Fourth phase: Telephase
Is Meiosis Asexual or Sexual?
Meiosis is a form of sexual reproduction because it passes on genetic information to the offspring. Sexual reproduction is when one organism or cells reproduces by crossing with another organism or cell.
It's not a form of asexual reproduction because in asexual reproduction the cell reproduces itself, therefore it wouldn't be able to pass on any genetic info if it never started out with any info to pass.