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2) MEIOSIS AND GENETIC VARIATION


(The letter before each clue is the first letter of the answer - write the answer in the space below each clue)

A. One of the different forms of a particular gene. (6) M. Name of the chromosomes contributed by the
mother. (8)

C. In the second division of meiosis, these have


moved apart. (10) M. Type of cell division which produces four daughter
cells each with half the chromosome number of
chromosomes as the parent cell. (7)

C/O. Describes the swapping over of portions of


chromatids in the first division of meiosis. (8,4)
M. Type of cell division which produces two daughter
nuclei with the same number of chromosomes as
the parent cell. (7)

D. Name given to the cells and nuclei which are


produced as a result of cell division. (8)

N/T. Number of chromosomes a human cell would


contain after fertilisation if the gametes had been
formed by mitosis rather than meiosis. if the (6,3)
D. Describes a cell which has a full set of
chromosomes. (7)

P. Name of the chromosomes contributed by the


father. (8)
F. Name given to the fusion of two gametes. (13)

R. Describes when the broken off portions of


G. Two of these fuse to give rise to a new offspring. chromatids recombine during crossing over. (13)
(7)

T/T. Number of chromosomes in a human haploid cell.


G. This is a section of DNA that codes for a (6,5)
polypeptide. (4)

T. Chromatids of homologous chromosome .....? .......


G/V. The various stages during meiosis all combine to around each other prior to crossing over. (5)
produce this in the offspring. (7,9)

T. Number of nuclear divisions involved in meiosis.


H. Is a cell with an uneven number of chromosomes (3)
likely to be haploid or diploid. (7)

L. This is the position of a gene on a chromosome. (5)