SAT Subject Biology Practice Question 274: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 274

4. Stage of meiosis during which recombination of genetic material occurs

A. Anaphase II
B. Metaphase I
C. Prophase II
D. Metaphase II
E. Prophase I

Correct Answer: E


E Recombination occurs when the homologous chromosomes are paired and crossing over can take place. This occurs during prophase I of meiosis. Remember that recombination occurs during prophase, and this would help you eliminate choices A, B, and D.

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