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Meiosis Vocabulary Quiz 1

  1. _____ autosomes
  2. _____ chromosome
  3. _____ diploid
  4. _____ gamete
  5. _____ haploid
  6. _____ homologous chromosomes
  7. _____ karyotype
  8. _____ meiosis
  9. _____ pedigree
  10. _____ sex chromosomes
  11. _____ somatic cell
  1. A body cell having both sets of genes (diploid).
  2. A chart used to track heritable traits over many generations (family tree).
  3. A pair of identical chromosomes. Human somatic cells have 22 homologous chromosomes.
  4. A sex cell having one set of genes (haploid), either an egg or sperm.
  5. Chromosomes of the same number and type present in both sexes.
  6. Complete set of chromosomes with a set from each parent (46 in humans).
  7. Display of a diploid set of chromosomes, arranged in pairs starting with the longest pair.
  8. Eukaryotic cell division producing four haploid gamete cells.
  9. The number of chromosomes in a gamete, ½ of the diploid number (23 in humans).
  10. These carry gender information. In humans, XX denotes a female and XY a male.
  11. Thread-like association of DNA and proteins in a cell's nucleus.