Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 12 - Self-Quiz - Page 198: 2



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The process of meiosis is essential in the formation of gametes, or the sex cells. Meiosis halves the number of original chromosomes, so the resulting gametes are haploid. When male and female gametes meet, the chromosome number is restored to its original diploid state in the resulting zygote.
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