Are gametes cells genetically identical to somatic cells?

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Are gametes cells genetically identical to somatic cells?

Gametes and Somatic Cells:

Gametes are sex cells that are involved in reproduction. There are two types of gametic cells, sperm and eggs. Somatic cells are body cells that are not involved in reproduction and there are many different types.

Answer and Explanation:

Gamete cells are not genetically identical to somatic cells. Gamete cells are each genetically unique compared to each other and the parent cell. ...

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