Personal Genome Project Study Guide
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Part I: Genetic Material

Part II: Gene Transmission

Part III: Gene Expression

Part IV: Genetic Regulation

Part V: Genetics and Society

Part VI: Project Literacy






  Part II: Gene Transmission
Lesson 5: Meiosis
Reading Lesson 5 Practice Test

Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish meiosis from mitosis
  • Recognize that meiosis results in the formation of genetically different gametes via independent assortment and recombination
  • Relate the following terms to the process of fertilization and heredity: meiosis, mitosis, recombination, autosome, and sex chromosome
  • Recall the number of autosomes and sex chromosomes in sperm, egg, and other cell types