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Question 1: The organism will then produce the ________ that continue in the life cycle.
PubertyEmbryoGerm cellCell (biology)

Question 2: Meiosis was discovered and described for the first time in ________ eggs in 1876, by noted German biologist Oscar Hertwig (1849–1922).
Sea urchinSturgeonHerringSquid

Question 3: Meiosis is essential for sexual reproduction and therefore occurs in all ________ (including single-celled organisms) that reproduce sexually.

Question 4: In organisms that are normally diploid, ________, the state of having three or more sets of chromosomes, results in extreme developmental abnormalities or lethality [4].
Sex-determination systemPaleopolyploidyPolyploidyKaryotype

Question 5: The cell is still considered diploid because it still contains the same number of ________.
Chromosomal translocationChromosomeKaryotypeCentromere

Question 6: The process of meiosis in males occurs during ________.
Reproductive systemSpermatogenesisSpermiogenesisSpermatozoon

Question 7: The other five major supergroups, opisthokonts, ________, rhizaria, archaeplastida and chromalveolates all seem to have genes for meiosis universally present, even if not always functional.

Question 8: Because meiosis is a "one-way" process, it cannot be said to engage in a ________ as mitosis does.
Cell cycleCyclinCDKN1BCyclin-dependent kinase

Question 9: These cells continuously divide without arrest in the seminiferous tubules of the ________.
PenisProstateReproductive systemTesticle

Question 10: If meiosis produces gametes, these cells must fuse during ________ to create a new diploid cell, or zygote before any new growth can occur.
Prenatal developmentEmbryoHuman embryogenesisFertilisation

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