By Streeter Gehrt

Importance of Meiosis.

Very different from Asexual form of cellular divison. Mitosis,and Meiosis allows chromosome pairs with the same genes. And allows genetic diversity between cells instead of Asexual reproduction where if one disease kills one it can kill them all.

All the steps and other extra information.


DefinitionA type of cellular reproduction in which the number of chromosomes are reduced by half through the separation of homologous chromosomes, producing two haploid cells.

FunctionGenetic diversity through sexual reproduction.

Type of ReproductionSexual

Occurs inHumans, animals, plants, fungi.


Crossing OverYes, mixing of chromosomes can occur.

Pairing of HomologsYes

Number of Divisions2

Number of Daughter Cells 4 Daughter cells

Chromosome NumberReduced by half.

Steps(Meiosis 1) Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I, Telophase I; (Meiosis 2) Prophase II, Metaphase II, Anaphase II and Telophase II.


A process of asexual reproduction in which the cell divides in two producing a copy, with the same number of chromosomes in each resulting diploid cell.

Function: Cellular reproduction

Type of reproduction: Asexual

Occurs in: All organisms

Genetically: Identical

Crossing over: No, Crossing over does not occur during any replication

Numer of divisions: 1

Number of daughter cells: 2 daughter cells

Chromosome number: remains the same

Steps: Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase.

Discovered by: Walther flemming

Phases of Meiosis