# How many human chromosomes are there after meiosis 1?

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The process of meiosis involves two divisions of the genetic material. The first division is called the reduction division – or meiosis I – because it reduces the number of chromosomes from 46 chromosomes or 2n to 23 chromosomes or n (n describes a single chromosome set).

## How many chromosomes are there after meiosis 2?

Each daughter cell will have 30 chromosomes. At the end of meiosis II, each cell (i.e., gamete) would have half the original number of chromosomes, that is, 15 chromosomes.

## How many chromosomes are in human cells after meiosis?

A human cell has 46 total or 23 pairs of chromosomes. Following mitosis, the daughter cells would each have a total of ______ chromosomes. After meiosis I, the two daughter cells would have _____chromosomes, and after meiosis II ______ chromosomes.

Problem 1: Number of chromosomes.

A. 46, 46, 46
D. 46, 12, 12

## What happens in metaphase II?

Metaphase II: The paired chromosomes line up. Anaphase II: The chromatids split at the centromere and migrate along the spindle fibers to opposite poles. Telophase II: The cells pinch in the center and divide again. The final outcome is four cells, each with half of the genetic material found in the original.

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