chromosomes and their homologues align at the equator of the cell during

Meiosis starts when the homologous chromosomes from a mother and father line up near the equator, or midline, of the cell. The chromosomes then use a process of crossing-over to trade genetic information. This occurs by the entangling of the homologous pairs' chromatid strands, and results in the production of chromatids which contain genetic information from the mother and the father. After the crossing-over process, the cell pinches in half in the middle to form 2 daughter cells.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 05:29PM EST
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