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Describe the process of chiasmata formation.

At prophase I of meiosis, after the homologous pair of chromosomes pair up in the process called synapsis, the non-sister chromatids overlap, forming an X-shape. They then exchange their alleles at the point of crossing over. The X-shape the homologous pair together until the cell progresses to anaphase.

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