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Problem: Consider a diploid cell where 2n = 6. During metaphase I of meiosis, as the pairs of homologous chromosomes line up on the metaphase plate, each pair may orient with its maternal or paternal homolog closer to a given pole. There are four equally probable arrangements of the homologous pairs at metaphase I. (Note that this problem assumes that no crossing over has occurred.)The cells below show the eight possible combinations of chromosomes that the daughter cells of meiosis II can receive.Sort each daughter cell into the appropriate bin depending on which arrangement at metaphase I would create it.

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Recall: Chromosomes on the same side of the metaphase plate will be group together

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Consider a diploid cell where 2n = 6. During metaphase I of meiosis, as the pairs of homologous chromosomes line up on the metaphase plate, each pair may orient with its maternal or paternal homolog closer to a given pole. There are four equally probable arrangements of the homologous pairs at metaphase I. (Note that this problem assumes that no crossing over has occurred.)



The cells below show the eight possible combinations of chromosomes that the daughter cells of meiosis II can receive.

Sort each daughter cell into the appropriate bin depending on which arrangement at metaphase I would create it.


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