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Imagine that mom's chromosome is blue, and dad's is red. If crossing over was happening hundreds of times per chromosome, sure, you could make chromosomes to pass into gametes which were very a very highly shuffled combination of paternal and maternal alleles. It would be blue, red, blue red, blue, red, all up and down the chromosome. But it doesn't. It ...


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In many cases the chromosomes do undergo some dispersion, they do not reach the extremely extended state of the interphase nucleus, this all happens in telophase -1. It would be correct to refer to the stage between two meiotic divisions as interkinesis which is generally short lived. The prophase-2 is initiated immediately after cytokinesis, usually ...



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