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Why is meiosis called reduction division? Describe the various stages with relevant diagrams. Add a note on significance of meiosis.

Why is meiosis called reduction division? Describe the various stages with relevant diagrams. Add a note on significance of meiosis.

Grade:12th pass

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ankit singh
askIITians Faculty 614 Points
11 months ago
TThe process of meiosis involves two divisions of the genetic material. The first division is called the reduction division – or meiosis I – because it reduces the number of chromosomes from 46 chromosomes or 2n to 23 chromosomes or n (n describes a single chromosome set).

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