What is the result of a mutation during meiosis?

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Apr 19, 2018

Mutations during meiosis can often lead to disorders, diseases, etc.


Let's say that one of the tetrads formed in the first steps of meiosis I doesn't separate and goes on.

When making gametes, some will contain the necessary amount of chromosomes while others will not. [See Figure below.]enter image source here
This is called non-disjunction.