Human Biology, 14 Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-25924-574-9

Chapter 17 - Assess - Page 384: 1



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Option a. is incorrect. Mitosis is cell division resulting in two daughter cells with the same number of chromosomes as the parent cell. Option b. is incorrect. Fertilization is the process by which two haploid cells (cells that have half the number of chromosomes as a regular cell) join to form a single cell with the full complement of chromosomes. Option c. is incorrect. Ovulation is the process by which a mature egg cell is released from the ovary. Option d. is correct. Meiosis is a type of cell division that halves the number of chromosomes; in a human, the chromosomes are reduced from 46 to 23 chromosomes.
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