9 Answered Questions for the topic Meiosis

07/18/19

Why did Fair Meiosis evolve?

How and why did Fair Meiosis evolve? I can hardly think that it provided a fitness advantage to the individual carrying the mutation. Why would it? Or did it evolve through lineage selection? Or... more

07/13/19

Are there verbs for "undergo mitosis" and "undergo meiosis"?

From my experience on SE sites, I believe this is the right site to ask this question under "terminology".I've been trying to find out whether English has one-word verbs for "undergo mitosis" and... more

07/05/19

What's the distinction between a tetrad and a synaptonemal complex in meiosis?

What's the distinction between a tetrad and a synaptonemal complex in meiosis? Are they synonyms? I ask because the concepts seem very closely related, but it seems like there may be a subtle... more

06/20/19

Coiling of chromatids during cell division?

What is exactly coiling of chromosomes?I just heard about the names i.e paranemic, plectonemic, orthostichious, anorthospiral.I have ecaxtly no idea of what phenomenon is this.Also what type of... more

06/08/19

Randomness in living systems?

The point of my question is not to talk about events that are uncontrolled by living organisms. My question is about controlled randomness, or I'd like to say adaptive random process. Process that... more

05/14/19

How is it possible for monosomies to occur?

I was taught in biology class that a cell dies if it doesn't have at least one copy of a chromosome "type". If this is the case, that means that:1. Zygotes without a copy of a specific chromosome... more

04/22/19

What is the difference between Mitosis and Meiosis?

Mitosis and meiosis are both processes which describe the production of new cells. Mitosis produces 2 daughter cells which are genetically identical to the parent cell. Each daughter cell... more

03/15/19

How is it possible for monosomies to occur?

I was taught in biology class that a cell dies if it doesn't have at least one copy of a chromosome "type". If this is the case, that means that:1. Zygotes without a copy of a specific chromosome... more

01/19/16

comparing and contrasting Meiosis/Mitosis

I need 4 comparing and 4 contrasting  

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