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Meiosis

A type of cell division that produces haploid cells from a diploid parent cell.

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crossing-over

crossing-over

Exchange of genetic material between homologous chromosomes; occurs during prophase I.
haploid

haploid

Having one set of chromosomes.
homologous chromosomes

homologous chromosomes

Pair of chromosomes that have the same size and shape and contain the same genes.
meiosis

meiosis

Type of cell division in which the number of chromosomes is reduced by half and four haploid cells result.

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