Learn about the special type of cell division that produces sex cells.
- Meiosis is a special type of cell division.
- It produces egg and sperm cells.
- The cells produced contain half the number of chromosomes.
- Chromosomes exchange parts of DNA, which allows genes to mix.
A special type of cell division must take place in the reproductive organs to produce sex cells.
Sperm in males and eggs in females.
This specialized cell division is called meiosis.
The sex cells must be produced differently, because they need to contain just one copy of each chromosome, not two.
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