SAT Subject Biology Practice Question 275: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 275

5. Stage of meiosis during which pairs of homologous chromosomes align at the center of the cell

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

Correct Answer: B


B After prophase I, the homologous chromosomes remain paired and align at the center of the cell, on the "metaphase plate." (The prefix meta means "middle." Use this fact to help you elimate choices A, C, and E.) During metaphase II, the individual, unpaired chromosomes align at the cell center.

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