This is also called meiosis
. It is the production of sex cells, or gametes
. It is different from mitosis, or normal cell division.
Gametes are Sperm
and Egg cell
One gamete contains 1/2 the genetic information that a parent cell would have.
At the end of meiosis, there will be 4 "daughter cells" from 1 parent cell.
Errors in this process lead to conditions such as:
- Down Syndrome
- Turner Syndrome
male sperm under go meiosis or "sex cell division" to make sure there is a supply of sperm readily available