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    Having some difficulties, could somebody please explain

    Meiosis 1 undergoes a division after replicating at interphase from 4n, to 2 daughter cells which are genetically different. That would make each daughter cell - 2n DIPLOID, as in meiosis 2 there is no replication phase.

    Thus in meiosis 2, the 2 daughter cells then divide into 2 further cells each one being HAPLOID (n), therefore creating 4 haploid cells

    However i read in many textbooks that at the end of meiosis 1, then 2 daughter cells are HAPLOID, how can this be if it has to divide again, without being able to replicate itself in meioisis 2?

    (please correct me if im wrong)

    You're wrong (well, actually, the textbook is). In meiosis the parent cell:
    1. replicates (4n)
    2. divides (2n) in meiosis i
    3. divides again (1n) in meiosis ii

    So at the end of meiosis i you have 2 daughter cells of 2n each.
    Hope that helps... your answer sounded spot on so I wouldn't worry, sounds like a mis-print or something,
    skevvybritt x
    • Thread Starter

    Thanks lots. mis-print, i hope so lol....it was like that in all my notes, i was lookin on internet sites, i asked my teacher and he confussed me hehehe..soo much for having a phd in biology :rolleyes:
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