Mangile's Pigeon Pages


Body Cell & Chromosomes

Figure 1.

Mother cell showing nucleus with paired chromosomes prior to the onset of the duplicating process.


Development of daughter cells.
Figure 2.

Mother cell shown dividing without the duplicated chromosomes.  Only one chromosome of each pair migrate to the eventual half-cell (or, gamete)Unlike mitosis, which produces copies of the Mother cell, meiosis produces cells with half the original number of chromosomes.



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