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answered 2021-05-10 00:31:12

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most of the species reproduce sexually. in sexual reproduction, both male and female gametes are involved. in order to maintain the number of chromosomes in offsprings, sex cells in parents undergo meiosis, which reduces the chromosomal number to half. for instance, we take human sex cells with 46 chromosomes undergo miosis, and produce 4 haploid daughter cells having 23 chromosomes each.

now, the question is how meiosis reduces the chromosomal number to meiosisโ€™ different stages, homologous pair of chromosome and non-sister chromatids segregate,leaving daughter cells with only 23 chromosomes(half no. of chromosomes) known as gametes;male gamete=sperm,female gamete=ovum.

fusion of male and female gametes to form a zygote, is known as fertilization. when sperm fertilizes an egg, conception occurs in mother womb with a zygote having 46 chromosomes (receiving 23 chromosomes from each parent)which gradually develops into a fetus and then offspring not identical to parents but with the same no. of chromosomes as parents do have.

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zechariah mayert

2021-05-11 23:04:46

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tyreek hills

2021-05-12 01:05:15

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after gametogenesis takes place which process restores the diploid chromosome number of the species for the next generation?


the chromosome number is reduced from diploid to haploid during what?


to maintain the chromosome number of an organism the gametes must do what?

be produced by meosis.

how does the alternation of meiosis and fertilization in the life cycles of sexually reproducing organisms maintain the normal chromosome count for each species?

simple, meiosis reduce the chromosome number in half while fertilization doubles the chromosome number. n=chromosome number meiosis = 2n (primordial germ cells) ----> n (sperm cell/egg cell/polar bodies) fertilization = sperm (n) + egg (n) ----> 2n (zygote)

is the secondary spermatocyte haploid or diploid?

its haploid. number of chromosome is reduced to half in meosis i.

how does meiosis maintain the chromosome number of species?

the gamates each have half the number of chromosome in the species

what happens to the chromosome number during fertilization?

the chromosome number doubles. 1 set from the egg, and 1 set from the sperm.

how does meiotic cell division and fertilization interact to help maintain the species chromosome number?

i don't know why don't you pay attention in class more

what process union of egg and sperm restores chromosome number?


if the chromosome number was not reduced during meiosis what would happen during fertilization?

if the chromosome number was not reduced during meiosis, what would happen during fertilization is that the fetus would then have either an extra chromosome or have an extra chromosome. the resulting baby would then have some form of developmental problem.

what is the chromosome number during fertilization?

before fertilisation it is 23 & afterwards it is 46.

why is it important to maintain a constant chromosome number within a species?

why it is important to keep chromosome number consistent

how does fertilization restores the diploid number of chromosome in an orgaism with a haploid chromosome of 8 how many chromosomes are present in the spermatogonium?

it multiplies itself

what happens to the chromosome number at fertilization?

it doubles (or goes from "n" to "2n", with "n" being the number of sets of chromosomes).

what change in chromosome number occurs during fertilization?

the zygote's number of chromosomes is double that of the two sex cells

how many genes do cells obtain?

the number of genes varies from chromosome to chromosome and the number of chromosomes varies from species to species (from as few as 1 single chromosome per cell to as many 30,000 chromosome pairs per cell). human cells have 23 chromosome pairs per cell.

how do meiosis and fertilization keep a species' chromosome number the same?

meiosis is results in gametes (or sex cells) that have half the number of choromosomes as non-sex cells.this means that when fertilization occurs, each gamete is carrying half the number of chromosomes - so when they combine, you end up with the number of chormosomes found in somatic (non-sex) cells.

why are gametes haploid and zygotes diploid?

gametes, sex cells, are haploid because they make diploid zygotes. in sexual reproducing species, meiosis, the halving of chromosome number along sexual lines, male and female. is necessary so that when the sperm and egg meet in fertilization a proper chromosome number is maintained.

if the chromosome number was not reduced during meiosis what would happen during fertilizatio?

fertilization will never happen

how does the chromosomes number of one species compare with that of another species?

the chromosome number is specific for each type of organism. the exact chromosome number must be maintained for the species to continue. this means that as cells reproduce, the new cells must have the same number of chromosomes as did the original cells

why is meiosis essential for sexual reproduction?

it is a reductional division so that at time of fertilization baby get half number of chromosome from the parents.

how do mitosis meiosis and fertilization affect chromosome number?

during mitosis the daughter cells receive the same number of chromosomes as in the parental cell. in meiosis the chromosomes are reduced by 1/2 and during fertilization it gets redoubled.

what might happen if human chromosomes did not separate?

well if human chromosomes number 21 does not separate during fertilization the baby will be with down syndrome. at fertilization of the egg with a normal sperm the zygote contain three chromosome number 21 (trizomic 21) hence the zygote contain 47 chromosome instead of 46.

how many chromosome pairs are in a species with a haploid number of 68?

68 pairs .

what ant species has the chromosome number 2n equals 4?

all ants