Stages of Meiosis Diagram

Stages of Meiosis Diagram
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Cell Division Lesson Plans

Cell Division

By Oliver Smith

Cell division is the process by which cells can make more cells. It only allows organisms to become more complex, it also allows organisms to replace cells and repair tissue. Mitosis and meiosis are two different processes of cell division. Mitosis is the process by which a cell creates identical copies. In these cells, the DNA is exactly alike. Meiosis is the process by which a cell divides into two, non identical, cells, meaning the DNA is not the same. Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, provides instructions to produce many different types of proteins needed to make structures within living things.




Cell Division

Storyboard Description

What are the Phases of Meiosis I and Meiosis II? Have students create a comic illustrating the phases of meiosis.

Storyboard Text

  • Meiosis I
  • PROPHASE I
  • PROPHASE
  • METAPHASE I
  • Metaphase
  • ANAPHASE I
  • Anaphase
  • TELOPHASE I
  • TELOPHASE
  • Chromosomes condense and spindle fibers start to form. The chromosomes pair up with the homologue partner. The homologous pairs then swap fragments in a process known as crossing over.
  • PROPHASE II
  • Spindle fibers attach the chromosome pairs and move them to line up on a line known as the metaphase plate.
  • METAPHASE II
  • The cell elongates as the homologous parts are pulled apart by the spindle fibers. The sister chromatids stay together.
  • ANAPHASE II
  • Two new nuclei form and the spindle fibers break down. The cells become separate through a process known as cytokinesis.
  • TELOPHASE II
  • Meiosis II
  • Chromosomes condense and spindle fibers start to form.
  • Spindle fibers attach to the chromosomes. The chromosomes are lined up along the center of the cell, at a point known as the metaphase plate.
  • The cell elongates as the sister chromatids are pulled apart by the spindle fibers.
  • Two new nuclei form from each haploid cell. The spindle fibers break down. The gametes separate from each other through a process known as cytokinesis.
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