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- Meiosis is a type of cell division in which the number of chromosomes is reduced by half.
- During meiosis, homologous chromosomes separate, and haploid cells form that have only one chromosome from each pair.
- Two cell divisions occur during meiosis.
- The two cell divisions are called meiosis I and meiosis II.
- This process not only helps produce gametes, it also ensures genetic variation.
- The flowchart in Figure below shows what happens in both meiosisI and II.