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In most cases of meiosis, there are four haploid (n) products from each cell (meiocyte) that enters meiosis.

The most notable exceptions are with females in animals, and in the so-called "female" part of the plant life cycle—three of the meiotic products in these cases degenerate, leaving only one functional egg in animals, or one functional megaspore in plants.