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CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS
- Explain the advantage that populations of sexually reproducing organisms have over asexually reproducing organisms?
- Describe the two events that are common to all sexually reproducing organisms and how they fit into the different life cycles of those organisms.
- Explain how the random alignment of homologous chromosomes during metaphase I contributes to variation in gametes produced by meiosis.
- In what ways is meiosis II similar to and different from mitosis of a diploid cell?
- Individuals with trisomy 21 are more likely to survive to adulthood than individuals with trisomy
- Based on what you know about aneuploidies from this module, what can you hypothesize about chromosomes 21 and 18?