My personal hope is that students will have some intuitive understanding of meiosis as the physical basis of genetics.
Models for genetic recombination have been proposed to explain the properties of genetic exchange during fungal meiosis .
This is evidence that the genes are evolving in a concerted manner, as might be predicted for genes that mispair very frequently in meiosis .
the sporophytes of green algae form spores only by meiosis
During the first meiotic division, homologous chromosomes pair and segregate into two cells.
Males can, therefore, arise spontaneously, as a result of the rare meiotic loss of an X chromosome.
Triploids are often phenotypically normal plants but are meiotically unstable and therefore transient.
Crosses that generated three or four meiotically related seeds were selected for analysis.
They were able to work with 12 meioses (a three-generational family with four grandparents, two parents, and four children) and seven marker loci.
Systematic disruption of meiotically induced genes and analysis of the resulting sporulation phenotypes has uncovered many genes involved in various aspects of sporulation.