Meiosis

Science / Genetics / Meiosis: The process of two consecutive cell divisions in the diploid progenitors of sex cells. Meiosis results in four rather than two daughter cells, each with a haploid set of chromosomes.

Capsule

Science / Biology / Capsule: 1. Structure produced around certain bacteria; 2. Structure produced by the bryophyte sporophyte that contains spores produced by meiosis. MORE

Linkage

Science / Biology / Linkage: The condition in which the inheritance of a specific chromosome is coupled with that of a given gene. The genes stay together during meiosis and end up in the same gamete. MORE

Synapsis

Science / Biology / Synapsis: The alignment of chromosomes during meiosis I so that each chromosome is beside its homologue. MORE

Prophase

Science / Biology / Prophase: 1) The first stage of mitosis during which chromosomes condense, the nuclear envelope disappears, and the centrioles divide and migrate to opposite ends of the cell. 2) The first stage of mitosis and MORE

Zygospore

Science / Biology / Zygospore: In fungi, a structure that forms from the diploid zygote created by the fusion of haploid hyphae of different mating types. After a period of dormancy, the zygospore forms sporangia, where meiosis occ MORE

Aster

Science / Biology / Aster: Short fibers produced by cells during mitosis and meiosis. These radiate from the centriole (if it is present). MORE

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