As far as I have learnt about meiosis I have read that anaphase 1 is followed by telophase 2 where chromosomes change back to reticulum.but in the very next stage i.e prophase 2 they again start condensing to form chromosomes again.i have also heard that is most species, cytokinesis is simultaneous and not successive( which means that the 4 cells undergo cytokinesis together)..

If this is the case, then what is the need for a cell to waste its energy on making chromosomes back to reticulum at the end of meiosis 1, and again condense it in the very next step Can't it directly continue on to prophase 2!

It sounds ridiculous,...but I beleive there must be a reason behind it, because the last thing a cell would want to do is to waste its energy in such things.

Thanks in advance

  • $\begingroup$ Can someone please give an answer $\endgroup$ – Adithya Eshwarla Aug 23 '17 at 12:00

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