1. What is the function of meiosis?
2. Explain how the number of chromosomes per cell is cut in half during meiosis in which the diploid parent cell produces haploid daughter cells.
3. At what phase of meiosis is the number of chromosomes per cell doubled? (Think carefully about this.) What happens after that so that the number of chromosomes per cell does not end up being higher?
4. How many times does the cell divide during meiosis?
5. Why are the cells produced by meiosis considered gametes?