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How many chromosomes are in an egg cell and sperm?

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How many chromosomes are in an egg cell and sperm?

Purpose of Sperm and Eggs:

Sperm and eggs are gametes. These cells are involved in sexual reproduction. During fertilization one sperm fuses with one egg to produce a new cell called a zygote. The zygote then divides through mitosis to produce an entire organism.

Answer and Explanation:

Sperm and egg cells are haploid, meaning they only have one copy of each chromosome. The exact number of chromosomes depends on the species. For...

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Gametes: Definition, Formation & Fusion

from Biology 102: Basic Genetics

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