Meiosis: Telophase l

The cell divides into two cells during telophase I (Fig. 11). The bundle of chromosomes may have a nuclear envelope develop around them. Telophase I can be followed by an interphase stage where the cells will not change or develop. In other situations, telophase I is an abbreviated stage, and the second round of division proceeds without delay. 

Figure 11: Telophase l of meiosis. The original cell becomes two cells with replicated chromosomes in each. These cells will someday need to progress through meiosis II to become gametes that contain half of the genetic information of the original organism. Image by M. Hanneman, 2021. CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.