Chromosome number is the specific number of chromosome that a specific species can have. The diploid cells (2n) are cell that contains two complete sets of chromosomes. During reproduction, each parent donates one set of chromosomes which will provide two sets of chromosomes of the offspring. They reproduce through mitosis, which creates a completely identical copy of the cell. In humans, all the somatic cells are all diploid cells. Example of somatic cells include the cells that make up the organs, muscles, bones, skin, hair, and any other part of the body other than the eggs or sperm cells.
Define chromosome number, diploid number, and haploid number. How do they relate to the reproductive functions?
Compare germ cells and body cells.
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