Basics of Genetics: Meiosis, Sexual Reproduction, & Genetic Variability DVD

Meiosis begins by comparing asexual and sexual reproduction and describing chromosomes and homologous pairs. The difference between haploid and diploid cells and the 3 major eukaryotic life cycles are then described. The program goes on to a detailed description of all the stages of meiosis I and II including prophase I and II, metaphase I and II, anaphase I and II, and telophase I and II. In the process students are introduced to phenomena such as crossing-over and provided an explanation of how meiosis creates genetic variability in a species. 2005.