Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- Division of a diploid nucleus to produce four haploid daughter cells. The process consists of two successive nuclear divisions with only one cycle of chromosome replication. In meiosis I, homologous chromosomes separate but retain their chromatids. The second division meiosis II, is similar to mitosis, in which chromatids separate.
- Moens, P. B. (ed.) 1987. Meiosis, Cell Biology: A Series of Monographs. xii + 391 pp. Academic Press, Inc., Orlando.
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.