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To explain the process of meiosis.

To describe what happens during prophase I.

To list and explain 3 ways meiosis increases genetic variation.

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Crossing over occurs during Prophase I. Synapsis is the term used to describe homologous pairs group together after the chromosomes condense. Homologous pairs form close associations called chiasmata; it is in these areas where crossing over, the exchange of genetic material, takes place. 

Source: Holtzclaw, Fred, and Theresa Holtzclaw. AP Test Prep Series. San Francisco: Pearson Education Inc., 2013. 81-82. Print.,