How do meiosis and sexual reproduction fertilization produce offspring that differ genetically from the parents?

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Meiosis maintains genetic diversity in two ways: 1) Genetic recombination: the exchange of genetic material between sister chromatids 2) By random assortment of paternal and maternal chromosomes and the alleles of genes they contain.
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Thanks for using AllExperts. The topic of genetic variability in sexually reproducing organisms is a fairly complex one, more so than I can adequately cover in this medium. To that
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1. Meiosis. There are 2 events during meiosis that increase genetic variability. a. Crossing over. During prophase I, homologous chromosomes synapse to form tetrads (also called bivalents
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Ughhhhh I'd have to break out my biology text book if you want a good answer that includes all of those terms, but I can't be bothered so I'll give you a brief overview. In meiosis
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