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. The germline cells in some organisms such as human females, go through the first four stages of meiosis prior to birth. The germline cells remain at telophase I for some time. The second round of division occurs when the gamete is needed for reproduction. In other situations, telophase I is an abbreviated stage and the second round of division proceeds without delay.

Fig. 11. Telophase l of meiosis. (Image by Marjorie Hanneman.)