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Meiosis Vocabulary Quiz 2

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