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1 MITOSIS where in cells is the genetic material?
are chromosomes in nucleus genetic material? even though they divide all cells have the same number of chromosomes - how is this achieved? mitosis proceeds by a highly conservative division of genetic material into two cells…. critical for development and everyday life

2 somatic cell a cell that is not destined to become a gamete; a cell whose genes will not be passed on to future generations ….. divide by mitosis sex or germ cell a cell that is destined to become a gamete; a cell whose genes can be passed on to future generations ….. divide by mitosis and meiosis

3 The Mitotic Cell Cycle Interphase - (G0, G1, S, and G2) RNA and protein synthesis G1 (first GAP) - prepare for DNA replication S - DNA synthesis (chromatid duplication) G2 (second GAP) - prepare for mitosis M - mitosis (no RNA/protein synthesis); short relative to interphase

4 Mitotic Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Transitions
G1/S checkpoint G0 G2/M checkpoint M checkpoint G2 G1 M G1/S checkpoint: cell size; is DNA ready to replicate? (i.e. not damaged) G2/M checkpoint: is DNA replication complete? M checkpoint: are chromosomes ready to separate into daughter cells?

5 homologous chromosomes
- chromosomes that contain the same linear sequence of genes….. they may have different variants (alleles) of the same gene chromatids - the products of a chromosome duplicated at S phase and joined at the centromere; also called sister chromatids …… at anaphase chromatids become separate chromosomes

6 genome - one complete copy of all genes (found on one set of chromosomes) diploid (2N) - a cell or organism with 2 copies of each chromosome (2 genomes) haploid (N) - a cell or organism with 1 copy of each chromosome (1 genome)

7 centromeres divide at anaphase
cytokinesis centromeres divide at anaphase at anaphase chromatids become chromosomes; disjunction occurs; karyokinesis daughter cells are diploid - two copies of each gene, two copies of each chromosome

8 - genes (a, b, c) arranged in linear order along chromosome
chromosome (G1) - genes (a, b, c) arranged in linear order along chromosome DNA replication (S) chromatids (G2/Metaphase) (held together at centromere prior to anaphase) daughter chromosomes (one per daughter cell) Mitotic division of one member of a pair of homologous chromosomes a b c a b c a b c a b c

9 Important concepts: once replication (S phase) is complete each chromosome consists of two chromatids held together by a common centromere….this is true during prophase and metaphase common centromere divides at anaphase as chromatids separate to move to opposite poles……at this point chromatids become chromosomes mitosis is a conservative process designed to make two exact copies of an existing cell… diploid (2N) cell divides to form two diploid (2N) daughter cells

10 MEIOSIS occurs in germ or sex cells only
diploid cell divides twice leading to four haploid products fusion of egg and sperm (fertilization) required to reconstitute diploid organism

11 Leptotene: chromosomes condense; homology searching
Zygotene: synapsis, the close pairing of homologous chromosomes, begins - paired chromosomes called bivalents (tetrads) Pachytene: crossing-over occurs, the exchange of corresponding chromosome parts between homologs by breakage and reunion - not visible until diplotene Diplotene: chiasma visible; the physical sites of cross-overs Diakinesis: chiasma resolved

12 Anaphase I: reductional division
- number of chromosomes per cell is halved Anaphase II: equational division; chromatids divide Gametes: gametes have one copy of each chromosome; one copy of each gene

13 Novel combinations of alleles are created by recombination
without recombination: DaB, Dab, dAB, dAb with recombination: DaB, Dab, dAB, dAb, DAB, DAb, daB, dab sister chromatids A B a B A b a b

14 recombination - a process that generates new gene or chromosomal combinations not found previously in the cell - during meiosis this leads to haploid products with genotypes different from either of the two haploid genotypes in the diploid progenitor cell ….crossing over leading to recombination can only involve non-sister chromatids



17 Major differences between mitosis and meiosis.
1. Number of cell divisions and products. mitosis - one cell division resulting in two daughter cells meiosis - two cell divisions resulting in four products 2. Ploidy (# copies of each chromosome) mitosis - cells are always diploid (2 copies each chromosome) meiosis - cells become haploid at anaphase I 3. Synapsis of homologous chromosomes. mitosis - no pairing meiosis - pairing at zygotene of prophase I

18 4. Exchange of genetic material between synapsed
homologous chromosomes. mitosis - does not occur meiosis - occurs at pachytene of prophase I (first visible at diplotene) 5. Timing of division of centromeres. mitosis - occurs at anaphase meiosis - occurs at anaphase II but not at anaphase I 6. Genetic variation. mitosis - conservative process; does not lead to genetic variation meiosis - leads to increased genetic variation following recombination (crossing-over)

19 Role of Meiosis in Generating
Genetic Diversity humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes; over 8 million unique gametes can be formed by unique combinations of maternal and paternal chromosomes for two individuals there are 7 x 1013 possible unique combinations of fused gametes (offspring) with no recombination recombination greatly increases the potential number of genetically different offspring possible

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