Anatomy & Physiology Question #10

Question

The nurse is caring for a patient with a genetic disorder and is doing research into cell division that may have caused the mutation. The nurse should identify which of these processes that is associated with meiosis, but not mitosis?

Answers

  1. DND replication prior to division
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  2. Crossing over
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  3. Cytokinesis
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  4. Prophase-metaphase-telophase sequence
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Explanation

The correct answer is B. When the pairing happens some pairs are missing or recopied with abnormalities and this may lead to a genetic mutation. The other answer choices participate in cell division and not chromosomal pairing during meiosis.

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