Polar Body: Definition, Formation & Twinning


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What type of cell division results in haploid cells?

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1. How do secondary polar bodies form?

2. What is the name of the haploid oocyte that arises from meiosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How are haploid cells made? How do polar bodies die? See if you can answer these and other questions on this short, multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Ensure that you fully understand the following:

  • Term for the haploid oocyte that comes from mitosis
  • Process by which polar bodies die
  • Name for cells that have half the normal number of chromosomes
  • Formation of secondary polar bodies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the formation and twinning of a polar body
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions different types of cells
  • Information recall make sure you remember what you've learned about secondary polar bodies and where they come from

Additional Learning

Keep studying this topic with the lesson called Polar Body: Definition, Formation & Twinning. You'll pursue the following objectives:

  • Define chromosomes and fertilization
  • Understand diploids and chromosome pairs
  • Identify somatic cells
  • Contrast and compare meiosis and mitosis