How many total chromosomes are in a somatic cat cell?
Cats (Felis catus) are a domestic animal which is related to lions and tigers. They are carnivores and despite domestication they retain a hunting instinct and will often kill rodents and birds.
- In organisms that use sexual reproduction, the cells are generally divided into two categories, somatic cells and germs cells.
- Somatic cells make up most of the organism's body, while the germ cells are only used for sexual reproduction.
- Somatic body cells usually have twice the number of chromosomes (2n) as the gametes used for sexual production (n).
- Some types of body cells may not contain any DNA at all, such as the red blood cells in humans, but they are still somatic cells as they did have a 2n set of chromosomes before they were removed.
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