Answer to Question #166642 in Molecular Biology for Aliya

Question #166642

1.     Why is a reduction in chromosome number required for meiosis? (2 marks)

A reduction in chromosome number required for meiosis because meiosis creates cells that are destined to become gametes or reproductive cells, this reduction in chromosome number is critical without it, the union of two gametes during fertilization would result in offspring with twice the normal number of chromosomes.

 

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2021-02-25T10:46:26-0500

A reduction in chromosome number required for meiosis because meiosis creates cells that are destined to become gametes or reproductive cells, this reduction in chromosome number is require to achieve diploidy in the zygote which is formed by the union of two gametes during fertilization.

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