Outcome: Meiosis

Identify the stages of meiosis by picture and by description of major milestones; explain why meiosis involves two rounds of nuclear division.

Just what is the difference between mitosis and meiosis? We know that mitosis produces autosomes; meiosis produces sex chromosomes. Let’s learn just how similar and different these processes are.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Identify the stages of meiosis.
  • Describe the steps of meiosis I.
  • Describe the steps of meiosis II.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Stages of Meiosis
  • Reading: Meiosis I
  • Reading: Meiosis II
  • Video: Meiosis—Where the Sex Starts
  • Self Check: Meiosis