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synapsis
the pairing of homoglogous chromosomes during meiosis
tetrad
the four chromatids in a pair of homologous chromosomes that come together as a result of synapsis during meiosis
crossing over
the exchange of genetic material between homologous chromosomes durinf meisosis; can resulr in genetic recombination
genetic recombination
the regrouping of genes in an offspring that results in a genetic madeup tha is different from that of the parents
independent assortment
the random distribution of th pairs of genes on different chromosomes to the gametes
spermatogenesis
the process by which male gametes form
oogenesis
the production, growth and maturation of an egg or an ovum
polar body
a short-lived product of the formation of gametes by meiosis
sexual reproduction
reproduction in which gametes from two parents unite