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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a cells and reproduction unit of a standard cell biology course. Topics covered include:
- Asexual and sexual reproduction
- The basics of meiosis
- Meiosis I and II
1. Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction: Comparison & Characteristics
Did you know that some organisms can reproduce without a mate? Check out this video lesson on asexual versus sexual reproduction to discover the different ways organisms can reproduce and the main differences between mitosis and meiosis.
2. Meiosis: Comparison to Mitosis, Crossing Over & Process
Welcome to meiosis, a realm of division doubled for reproduction untroubled. You'll get a preview of both divisions of meiosis and see what it takes to go from a diploid cell to a haploid gamete.
3. Meiosis I Stages: Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I & Telophase I
How does meiosis keep track of homologs and reduce the genome by half? Know these answers and more as we navigate the steps of meiosis I. This lesson will be tetradical!
4. Meiosis II: Definition, Stages & Comparison to Meiosis I
Behold round two of meiotic cell division! You'll see how meiosis II keeps the genome intact and gives the final push to produce haploid gametes, which make the world go round.
5. Oogenesis: How the Female Reproductive System Produces Eggs
Did you know that a human female already has all of the oocytes that she will make in her entire life before she is even born? In this lesson, you'll learn how the human body produces an ovum through the process of oogenesis. You'll also learn how polar bodies help to ensure that female gametes are of high quality even though they are not produced in high quantities.
6. Spermatogenesis: How the Male Reproductive System Produces Sperm
In this lesson, you'll learn the series of steps necessary to produce a fully functional sperm cell. You'll also look at the structure of a sperm cell and see how it's equipped to venture forth into new territory.
7. Blastulation: Definition & Process
Learn about the process of blastulation, an important step in the embryonic development of animals. Gain an understanding of how an embryo begins to take shape as a result of this process.
8. Hermaphrodites in Biology: Definition & Examples
Reproducing is one of the main goals of any living organism. But finding a mate can sometimes be a real challenge. Evolution has led to some interesting ways to make it easier, including hermaphroditism.
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Other chapters within the Cell Biology Study Guide course
- Cell Theory and Living Organisms
- Parts of a Cell
- Cell Transport
- Cell Communication
- Plant Cells: Structure, Function and Metabolic Energy
- Cellular Respiration
- Stages of Cell Division
- DNA: The Basis of Inheritance
- Protein Synthesis: Transcription and Translation
- Biochemistry of Major Macromolecules and Enzyme Function
- Bacteria and Viruses
- Levels of Cell Organization and Specialization