Meiosis is a type of cell division that produces gametes. In meiosis, cells undergo two divisions. The result of meiosis is the production of four haploid cells from a diploid cell with each haploid cell contains half of the number of chromosomes and half of the genetic materials of a diploid cell. Meiosis has many similar mechanisms to mitosis. The stages of meiosis include prophase I, metaphase I, anaphase I and telophase I followed by prophase II metaphase II, anaphase II and telophase II.