In ONE short paragraph, write a brief introduction to 'meiosis'?

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M.P. Ossa eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Meiosis is a cell division. Its purpose is to produce sperm and egg cells, which are reproductive cells. What it does is to cut the number of reproductive cells in half. As we know, body cells have 46 chromosomes in the nucleus. Therefore, meiosis is what splits the 46 into 23 chromosomes for each homologous (similar) pair. The importance of this process is that it constitutes the making of the biggest element for human characteristics.

 

dano7744 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Meiosis is the basis of gamete(cells needed for sexual reproduction) formation. It is the process of nuclear division, the nucleus splits into two and each new nucleus ends up with one each of the chromosomes.

mjackson52 | Student

What is meiosis?

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