SAT Subject Biology Practice Question 76: Answer and Explanation
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.