How many phases are there in meiosis?
Not too many people know the fact that meiosis is a special type of cell division necessary for sexual reproduction in eukaryotes, such as animals, plants and fungi. Meiotic division occurs in two stages, meiosis I and meiosis II. The main idea is that the cells are divided once at each stage. Keep in mind the fact that the first stage of meiosis begins with a cell that has two copies of each type of chromosome, one from each of the mother and father, called homologous chromosomes.