For more info on meiosis.
Steps in meiosis.
Metaphase 1: pairs of homologous* chromosomes move over to the center of the cell.
Anaphase 1: homologous move to the opposite sides of the cell.
telophase 1 and cytokinesis: chromosomes gather at the side of the cells, and cytoplasm divides.
Prophase 2: A new spindle forms around the chromosomes.
Metaphase 2: chromosomes line up at the equator of the cell.
Anaphase 2:Centromeres split up. chromatids move to the opposite sides of the cells.
Telophase 2 and cytokinesis: A nuclear envelope forms around each set of chromosomes. the cytoplasm divides.
*: cross over- when two chromosomes, normally two homologous instances of the same chromosome, break and then reconnect but to the different end piece.
*:homologous- pairing at meiosis and having the same structural features and pattern of genes.
The steps to Meiosis
Sexual vs Asexual reproduction
sexual reproduction is the process in which an organism needs a partner in order to reproduce.
asexual reproduction is the process in which an organism does not require a partner to reproduce.`