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Chapter 12 Pre-Test Question 1
Why do some species employ both mitosis and meiosis, whereas other species use only mitosis?
Consider the kinds of cell reproduction different species need. ANSWER:
The form of cell division that produces animal gametes is meiosis, not mitosis. The production of gametes in plants is a function of both mitosis andmeiosis (Ch. 38).
Chapter 12 Pre-Test Question 3
Why is it difficult to observe individual chromosomes with a light microscope during interphase?
Consider the events of prophase. ANSWER:
Except during the M phase, the DNA is extended, allowing its genes to be transcribed for protein synthesis.
Chapter 12 Question 2
If there are 20 chromatids in a cell in G
phase, how many centromeres are there? ANSWER:
Biol 1002 - Spring 2013
Cell cycle, Mitosis, Meiosis
They need only mitosis to make large numbers of cells such as sperm.They need only meiosis if they produce egg cells.They need both if they are producing animal gametes. A single-celled organism only needs mitosis.They need meiosis if the cells are producing organs such as ovaries.Sister chromatids do not pair up until division starts.They have uncoiled to form long, thin strands.They leave the nucleus and are dispersed to other parts of the cell.The spindle must move them to the metaphase plate before they become visible.The DNA has not been replicated yet.
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