Why is meiosis important for the maintenance of the normal quantity of chromosomes of a species with sexual reproduction?

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A reduction to a half of the maximum normal quantity of chromosomes is mandatory in some phase of the life cycle of a species that reproduces sexually. If that could not happen in each generation, whenever a zygote is formed by fusion of gametes there would be duplication in the quantity of chromosomes in a geometric progression.

Dipti KC
Apr 8, 2023
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