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Chapter 11, Problem 3CT
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The photo on the left shows an early frog embryo after three mitotic divisions of a fertilized egg. This embryo has how many cells?

Chapter 11, Problem 3CT, The photo on the left shows an early frog embryo after three mitotic divisions of a fertilized egg.

Summary Introduction

To explain: How many cells would be present in a frog embryo that has undergone three mitotic divisions.

Concept introduction: A fertilized egg is called as a zygote until it divides into sixteen cells, forming a ball-shaped structure called morula. Soon after fertilization, the zygote starts to multiply at a huge rate to form successive stages of the embryo. The fertilized egg then starts to prepare for mitosis, which involves the distribution of duplicated chromosomes to daughter cells.

Explanation of Solution

Mitosis is an important event followed by every living cell for the multiplication and division. Mitosis starts to occur soon after fertilization, which produces numerous new cells essential for the growth and development of the embryo...

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