Cell & Molecular BIO

Explain why meiosis and the events that occur during this type of cell division leads to so much genetic diversity in offspring.

Be sure to explain the significance of crossing-over and independent assortment of chromosomesin your answer.

--Don't even know where to start... HELP!

Since this is not my area of expertise, I searched Google under the key words "meiosis genetic diversity" to get these possible sources:

http://www.biology.arizona.edu/cell_bio/tutorials/meiosis/page3.html
http://www.biology-online.org/2/1_meiosis.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiosis
http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/anisamples/nonmajorsbiology/independentassortment.html

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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