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Interkinesis or interphase II is a period of rest that cells of some species enter during meiosis, between meiosis I and meiosis II.[1][2] No DNA replication occurs during Interkinesis, however does occur during the Interphase I stage of meiosis (See meiosis I). Many plants skip telophase I and interkinesis, going immediately into prophase II. Each chromosome still consists of two chromatids.


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  2. ^ Campbell, Neil A. (1990). Biology. Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company. p. 253. ISBN 978-0-8053-1800-5. Retrieved 4 November 2012.