After a comparison of asexual and sexual reproduction, this chapter explores the necessity for reducing the chromosome number at some stage in the life cycle of sexually reproducing organisms. The phases of meiosis are systematically covered. The chapter also presents a discussion of Alternation of Generations and general rules for understanding the process.
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This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.