The C value denotes the total number of DNA in a a) Diploid b) Haploid c) Aneuploid d)...

Question:

The C value denotes the total number of DNA in a

a) Diploid

b) Haploid

c) Aneuploid

d) Polyploid.

DNA C-Value

Haploid human genomes, such as the ones present in gamete cells, are created during meiosis. During fertilization, a haploid secondary oocyte and a haploid sperm cell combine to form a diploid cell, which is also known as an embryo.

Answer and Explanation:

The C-value in DNA refers to the haploid DNA content (expressed in picograms) in a genome or nucleus, such as germ cells, of a specific organism. It may also refer to half the DNA content in a diploid somatic cell of a eukaryotic organism. The C-value however, does not increase as the genome size or complexity of an organism increases. This has been termed a C-value paradox. The C-value paradox is the observation that different species have different genome sizes and that the genome sizes of very similar species can also be very different.


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