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Ch 24: Michigan Merit Exam: Mitosis & Meiosis

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Our chapter on mitosis and meiosis will help you learn or review what you need to know for the biology portion of the Michigan Merit Exam. The quizzes and practice exams we offer with our lessons will help you practice answering the kinds of questions you are likely to face on the real test.

Michigan Merit Exam: Mitosis & Meiosis - Chapter Summary

Learn about cellular division and reproduction in this chapter on mitosis and meiosis. The informative video lessons will take you through the following topics in order to better prepare you for the science section of the Michigan Merit Exam:

  • The mitotic spindle
  • Chromosome segregation
  • Meiosis
  • Reductional cell division
  • Equational cell division
  • Definition of karyotype
  • Disorders in and analysis of karyotype

View and review the video lessons as necessary, and read the written lesson transcripts to increase your comprehension of the material. The lesson quizzes and practice exams are also available to help ensure your retention of lesson content for the actual exam.

Michigan Merit Exam: Mitosis & Meiosis Chapter Objectives

The public schools across Michigan give their junior-level students the Michigan Merit Exam to measure their academic development relative to state requirements. This multi-pronged test is in part made up of the computer-based M-Step exam which includes four sessions: English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. This chapter is relevant to the M-Step science test which has an expected duration of almost one hour.

6 Lessons in Chapter 24: Michigan Merit Exam: Mitosis & Meiosis
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Mitotic Spindle: Definition, Formation & Function

1. Mitotic Spindle: Definition, Formation & Function

Condensation makes DNA ready / And microtubules hold it steady / A microtubule's a fancy rope / To move the DNA is the hope / From spindle poles they do extend / To align each chromosome in the end

Stages of Mitosis: Description & Sequence

2. Stages of Mitosis: Description & Sequence

Let's take a second look at mitosis and focus on the phases of chromosome segregation. As we concentrate on chromosomes, you'll learn the tricky dance that takes place through all five phases of mitosis.

Meiosis: Comparison to Mitosis, Crossing Over & Process

3. 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.

Meiosis I Stages: Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I & Telophase I

4. 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!

Meiosis II: Definition, Stages & Comparison to Meiosis I

5. 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.

Karyotype: Definition, Disorders & Analysis

6. Karyotype: Definition, Disorders & Analysis

Some people with chromosomal disorders may have too many or too few chromosomes in their cells. A karyotype analysis can be used to look at the number and appearance of chromosomes in individuals. Keep reading to learn more.

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