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It is just like Mitosis, except it goes through the stages twice to produce 4 different cells instead of 2 identical ones!
Dad, I'm confused about meiosis. What's the whole deal about it?
Jay and his dad
The new cells also have half the DNA of the original cell so they are called haploids.
Let's say a sperm and egg cell (gametes) met at a party...
The two gametes get along so they decide to partner up and become one.
The sperm and egg get close and share secrets, (aka genetic information.) This is known as Prophase 1!
I bet Metaphase is next, where the chromosomes from the gametes line up in the middle of the cell!
You got it! Another key difference from mitosis- the chromosomes are still in their homologous pairs!
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