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What is the purpose of meiosis in cell division?

Option: 1

Growth and tissue repair

Option: 2

 Production of gametes

Option: 3

Genetic recombination


Option: 4

 DNA replication

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In order to create gametes (sperm and eggs), reproductive cells go through a form of cell division called meiosis. It involves two rounds of division, producing four daughter cells with different genetic makeup. Meiosis introduces genetic variety through processes like crossing over and independent assortment, which makes it necessary for sexual reproduction.

Option 2 is the correct answer. 

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