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Meiosis is an Essential Event in the Sexual Life Cycle of Any Organism. Give Two Reasons. - Biology

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Meiosis is an essential event in the sexual life cycle of any organism. Give two reasons.

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Meiosis is an essential event in the sexual life cycle of any organism. It is because of the following two reasons:

  • It is a source of genetic variability in the sexually reproducing organisms (due to crossing over that occurs in pachytene stage).
  • It helps to conserve the chromosome number of species from generation to generation.
Concept: Types of Reproduction - Sexual Reproduction
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