After meiosis I, without passing through an S phase, the cells quickly enter meiosis II, the equatorial division, which is more like mitosis because the centromeres divide. The chromatids then separate at anaphase II and move to opposite poles of the cell. During meiosis II, the cells pass through prophase II, metaphase II, anaphase II, and telophase II. These stages are essentially the same as those in mitosis except that they involve a haploid set of chromosomes and produce daughter cells that have only the haploid DNA content (In). Unlike the cells produced by mitosis, which are genetically identical to the parent cell, the cells produced by meiosis are genetically unique.
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