Question
Asked Oct 30, 2019
146 views

Which of the following can occur by the process of meiosis but not mitosis?

  A.

Haploid cells fuse to form diploid cells

  B.

Diploid cells form haploid cells

  C.

A diploid cell combines with a haploid cell

  D.

Haploid cells multiply into more haploid cells

check_circle

Expert Answer

star
star
star
star
star
1 Rating
Step 1
help_outline

Image Transcriptionclose

Cell division is a biological process in which a single parent cell divides to produce two or more daughter cells. In eukaryotes, there occurs two types of cell division namely mitosis and meiosis. Mitosis is the equational division occurring in all somatic cells, whereas meiosis occurs exclusively in reproductive cells

fullscreen
Step 2
help_outline

Image Transcriptionclose

Reason for the correct answer Option B. is given as "diploid cells form haploid cells" Meiosis is a type of cell division in which the chromosomal number is reduced by half and produces four haploid cells. It plays an important role in the formation of gametes from germ cells and maintains the haploid condition of gametes. During fertilization, the sperm fuses with the egg and forms zygote in which the chromosome number is restored. In mitosis, the diploid number of chromosome is maintained Hence, option B. is correct

fullscreen

Want to see the full answer?

See Solution

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Solutions are written by subject experts who are available 24/7. Questions are typically answered within 1 hour.*

See Solution
*Response times may vary by subject and question.
Tagged in

Science

Biology

Related Biology Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by student like you
Show more Q&A
add
question_answer

Q: How does sporulation media enhance spore production

A: The term “spore” is derived from the Greek word meaning seed. The spore is a unit of sexual or asexu...

question_answer

Q: Why must cholesterol, although lipid-soluble, cross most membranes by means of receptor-mediated end...

A: The dietary cholesterol is up taken by the cells in form of lipoproteins. The enterocytes present in...

question_answer

Q: what is SIBO

A: Bacteria are usually found throughout the gastrointestinal tract, including the small intestine. The...

question_answer

Q: Which wavelength(s) are most effectively absorbed by leaf pigments? Which wavelength(s) are poorly a...

A: Chlorophyll and carotenoids are pigments present in leaves. Chlorophyll is primarily involved in pho...

question_answer

Q: Islet cells in the pancreas are actively synthesizing and secreting insulin into the bloodstream. A ...

A: Islets cells or islets of Langerhans are present in pancreas which is in lower half of abdomen and s...

question_answer

Q: QUESTION 1 The figure shown below indicates two Labrador retrievers that are both homozygous recessi...

A: Note: Since we only answer one question at a time, we’ll answer the question number 7. As you have n...

question_answer

Q: WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF SYMPATHETIC AND PARASYMPATHETIC NERVIUS SYSTEM ON THE CARDIAC OUTPUT>

A: Cardiac output is defined as the volume of blood pumped out of the heart’s ventricle in one minute. ...

question_answer

Q: Which types of muscle have t-tubules, sarcoplasmic reticulum?

A: t- tubules or transverse tubules are basically the extensions of cell membrane. They are formed from...

question_answer

Q: how does MALT protect your body?

A: Any substance (foreign or self) that is capable of provoking an immune response in the body is known...