Problem: Human males produce white blood cells by mitosis and sperm cells by meiosis. The nuclei of sperm cells produced by meiosis will have:A. four times as much DNA as the nuclei of white blood cells produced by mitosis.B. half as much DNA as the nuclei of white blood cells produced by mitosis.C. twice as much DNA as the nuclei of white blood cells produced by mitosis.D. the same amount of DNA as the nuclei of white blood cells produced by mitosis.

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MItosis is the process of dividing the duplicated genetic information into two nuclei prior to cytokinesis. This process would produce nuclei with identical genetic information as the parent cell. Thus, in humans, mitosis would result in diploid cells. 

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Human males produce white blood cells by mitosis and sperm cells by meiosis. The nuclei of sperm cells produced by meiosis will have:

A. four times as much DNA as the nuclei of white blood cells produced by mitosis.

B. half as much DNA as the nuclei of white blood cells produced by mitosis.

C. twice as much DNA as the nuclei of white blood cells produced by mitosis.

D. the same amount of DNA as the nuclei of white blood cells produced by mitosis.