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Random orientation refers to the behaviour of chromosomes in metaphase:
Independent Assortment refers to the alleles of unlinked genes:
Key to success in this section is being able to explain the following:
- How meiosis essentially leads to infinite genetic variability.
- The relationship between meiosis and Mendel’s Law of Independent Assortment
Key terms (HL): meiosis, chromosome, chromatid, chiasmata, crossing-over, holliday junction, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, random orientation, independent assortment.