SAT Subject Biology Practice Question 76: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 76

6. Homologous chromosomes separate in this phase.

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

Correct Answer: A


In the meiotic cell cycle, meiosis I is the only phase that includes a DNA replication step, or else the process would not result in haploid cells. As in mitosis, prophase is the step within which replication occurs.

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