Biology 2010 Student Edition

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ISBN 10: 9780133669510
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Chapter 11, Introduction to Genetics - 11.4 - Meiosis - 11.4 Assessment - Page 329: 1b


We would find 23 chromosomes in a human sperm cell and 23 chromosomes in a human egg cell.

Work Step by Step

Egg and sperm cells are called gametes, or sex cells. They only have half the complement of regular body cells. If regular body cells have 46 chromosomes each, then both egg and sperm cells have only half of that number, or 23 chromosomes each.
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