What is the importance of meiosis in creating variation?

Asked by Shruti Patel | 7th Apr, 2013, 01:42: PM

Expert Answer:

During meiosis, the formation of eggs and sperm, the chromosomes sort out independently of each other so that each gamete gets only 1 set of chromosomes. This set of chromosomes is partially maternal and partially paternal. The chromosomes of a sperm cell are a combination of some maternal chromosomes and paternal chromosomes. That is called Independent Assortment. This is how variations takes place.

Answered by Meghna Thapar | 9th Apr, 2013, 10:27: AM

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