BuyFindarrow_forward

Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337408332

Solutions

Chapter
Section
BuyFindarrow_forward

Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337408332
Chapter 12, Problem 4SQ
Textbook Problem
1 views

Sexual reproduction in animals requires ______.

  1. a. meiosis
  2. b. fertilization
  3. c. gametes
  4. d. all of the above

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The sexual reproduction in animals is classified mainly into 2 types, asexual and sexual reproductions. In the sexual reproduction, there involves the fusion of the male and female gamete through the process of fertilization that are produced either by the same organisms ( hermaphrodite or bisexual ) or by the different organisms( female or male ) which results in the formation of zygote that can soon develop into a new organisms.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for correct answer:

The nuclear division in the sexual reproduction is called meiosis that involves the division of a single cell twice to produce four daughter cells which exactly contain half the original chromosomes. The meiotic division produces the gametes which are the haploid reproductive cells. During the fertilization process, the two gametes- male and female fuse together to form the zygote which can then develop  into a new organisms.

Option d. is given as “all of the above”.

Sexual reproduction takes place in multicellular organisms in which there will be a fusion of the two haploid gametes through the process of fertilization in order to form the diploid zygote. The meiotic division produces the gametes which are the haploid reproductive cells.

Hence, the correct answer is option d.

Reason for incorrect answer:

Option a. is given as, “meiosis”.

Meiosis involves the production of the sex cells-sperms and eggs...

Still sussing out bartleby?

Check out a sample textbook solution.

See a sample solution

The Solution to Your Study Problems

Bartleby provides explanations to thousands of textbook problems written by our experts, many with advanced degrees!

Get Started

Additional Science Textbook Solutions

Find more solutions based on key concepts
Show solutions add
"Red flags" that can help to identify nutrition quackery include a. enticingly quick and simple answers to comp...

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies - Standalone book (MindTap Course List)

Define the following terms: a. chromosome b. chromatin

Human Heredity: Principles and Issues (MindTap Course List)

Why is the following situation impossible? A students dormitory room measures 3.8 m by 3.6 m, and its ceiling i...

Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Technology Update (No access codes included)