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Question

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Which of the following statements correctly describes meiosis?

A. The cells produced at the end of meiosis are genetically identical to the parent cell.

B. Meiosis does not occur in reproductive cells.

C. The cells produced at the end of meiosis contain half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell.

D. Cells divide only once during meiosis.

2 Answer

  • Answer: option C - The cells produced at the end of meiosis contain half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell

    Explanation:

    Meiosis is also known as REDUCTIVE DIVISION, simply because a parent cell with diploid number of chromosome (46) is divided into four daughter cells with haploid number of chromosome (23)

    Thus, ONLY option C correctly defines meiosis

  • At the end of meiosis, produced cells contain half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell. Option C is correct.

    Meiosis:

    It is division in which cell divide into 4 haploid daughter cells.

    • The daughter cells are haploid.
    • Haploid means cell have half of number the chromosome of its parent.
    • It is found in the germ cells to produce the sperm and ovum.

    Therefore, at the end of meiosis, produced cells contain half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell.

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