How does the sexual life cycle increase the genetic variation in a species?a. by providing gametes with different combinations of parental chromosomes.b. by allowing the combination of chromosomes from two different individuals.c. by allowing recombination of the alleles on a chromosome.d. A and B only.e. A, B, and C.Explain your answer.

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How does the sexual life cycle increase the genetic variation in a species?

a. by providing gametes with different combinations of parental chromosomes.

b. by allowing the combination of chromosomes from two different individuals.

c. by allowing recombination of the alleles on a chromosome.

d. A and B only.

e. A, B, and C.

Explain your answer. 

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The correct option is E.

During sexual reproduction, the parents produce haploid gametes through the process of meiosis. The independent assortment of chromosomes takes place during meiosis. This means that non-homologous chromosomes are distributed into different gametes independent of each other. This process forms gametes with vari...

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