• Unit 8: Cellular Reproduction: Meiosis

    Meiosis is a specialized type of cellular reproduction that only occurs in the ovaries and testes and results in an egg or sperm, respectively. Sexual reproduction is responsible for the amazing amount of diversity within a species. When sperm fertilizes an egg, the resulting offspring contain genes from the father and the mother. In essence, you contain, at least in a small part, genes from ALL of your ancestors.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 4 hours.

    • 8.1: Chromosomes, Chromatids, and Chromatin

    • 8.2: Cell Division, Meiosis, and Sexual Reproduction

    • Unit 8 Assessment