3Two successive nuclear divisions occur, Meiosis I (Reduction) and Meiosis II (Division). Meiosis produces 4 haploid cells.***Mitosis produces 2 diploid cells.Meiosis I reduces 2n to n (reduction) while Meiosis II divides the remaining set of chromosomes in a mitosis-like process (division).Most of the differences between the processes occur during Meiosis I.
4These two divisions are each divided into further phases: -Prophase Meiosis is a series of two nuclear divisions called meiosis I and meiosis II.These two divisions are each divided into further phases:-ProphaseMetaphaseAnaphaseTelophase
5Meiosis I Meiosis I encompasses four stages: Prophase I Metaphase I Anaphase ITelophase I
6The stages are similar to the stages in mitosis but the largest differences occur in prophase I. In most cases, at the end of meiosis I, two daughter cells are produced.
7Meiosis II Meiosis II also encompasses four stages: Prophase II Metaphase IIAnaphase IITelophase II
8At the end of meiosis II, four daughter cells are produced. Each of these resulting daughter cells is haploid. (n)
9InterphaseBefore a dividing cell enters meiosis, it undergoes a period of growth called Interphase.G1 (first gap) phase: The cell increases in mass in preparation for cell div.S phase: during which DNA is synthesized.G2 (second gap) phase: the cell synthesizes proteins & continues to increase in size.
10In the latter part of interphase, the cell still has nucleoli present. Nucleus is bound by nuclear envelope and the cell’s chromosome have duplicated but are in the form of Chromatin.2 pairs of centrioles formed from the replication.
11MEIOSIS-1the largest differences between mitosis and meiosis occur in prophase I.Prophase I is usually longer in duration usually much more complex.It can take days for prophase I to complete.It is estimated that prophase I accounts for some percent of the total time for meiosis.
12PROPHASE-1 Chromosomes condense and attach to the nuclear envelope. Synapsis occurs (a pair of homologous chromosomes lines up closely together) and a tetrad is formed. Each tetrad is composed of four chromatids.Synapsis- the pairing of homologous chromosomes during prophase I of meiosis.Crossing over may occur.Chromosomes thicken and detach from the nuclear envelope.
14PROPHASE-1Similar to mitosis, the centrioles migrate away from one another and both the nuclear envelope and nucleoli break down.Likewise, the chromosomes begin their migration to the metaphase plate.Chiasma-The places where pairs of homologous chromatids remain in contact during late prophase to anaphase of the first meiotic division.
19Metaphase IMetaphase I is of much shorter duration and complexity when compared to prophase I.The following changes occur:Tetrads align at the metaphase plate.Note that the centromeres of homologous chromosomes are oriented toward the opposite cell poles.
21Anaphase IAnaphase I is very similar to anaphase in mitosis. The following changes occur: Chromosomes move to the opposite cell poles.Unlike in mitosis, the homologous chromosomes move to opposite poles yet the sister chromatids remain together.
23Telophase IThe following changes occur:The spindles continue to move the homologous chromosomes to the poles.Once movement is complete, each pole has a haploid number of chromosomes.In most cases, cytokinesis occurs at the same time as telophase I.At the end of telophase I and cytokinesis, two daughter cells are produced, each with one half the number of chromosomes of the original parent cell.