meiosis

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The reductive cell division which results in daughter cells containing one copy of each of the @[email protected] of the parent. The entire meiotic process involves two separate divisions (meiosis I and meiosis II). The first division is a true reductive division with the @[email protected] number being halved, whereas the second division resembles @[email protected] in many ways. Thus, a diploid parental cell will give rise to haploid daughter cells (cf. @[email protected]).
Source:
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 159 [Terms] [Paper]