SAT Subject Biology Practice Question 276: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 276

6. Stage of meiosis during which sister chromatids are separated

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

Correct Answer: A


A During meiosis, the chromosomes remain replicated (i.e., remain as two joined sister chromatids) for the entire first set of divisions. The whole point to the second set of meiotic divisions is to separate the sister chromatids. This takes place during anaphase II.

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