Nondisjunction in Meiosis: Definition & Examples


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1. Which syndrome is due to lacking one chromosome?

2. Nondisjunction during meiosis I

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will gauge your understanding of nondisjunction in meiosis. Topics that you will need to know and comprehend in order to pass the quiz include chromosomal characteristics and occurrences of nondisjunction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The proper explanations of nondisjunction
  • Syndromes that lack one chromosome
  • Phases of nondisjunction in meiosis
  • Different types of gametes produced by nondisjunction

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about nondisjunction in meiosis in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve nondisjunction in meiosis practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding nondisjunction in meiosis and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about nondisjunction is meiosis

Additional information

Read the corresponding lesson, Nondisjunction in Meiosis: Definition & Examples, to master learning objectives including how to:

  • Define diploid
  • Understand what are gametes
  • Understand what are haploids
  • Identify the process of fertilization
  • Explain what germ cells are
  • Tell about DNA replication and how it works
  • Identify homologous chromosomes