SAT Subject Biology Practice Question 77: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 77

7. Sister chromatids separate in this phase.

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

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

As in mitosis, homologous chromosomes are physically pulled apart during anaphase. In meiosis this occurs in the same step, but specifically in meiosis I, because this half of the cycle is the only half that includes replicated DNA.

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