Figure 12-7 shows how meiosis in a cell with three pairs of homologous chromosomes produces eight unique gametes (crossovers aside). Use the same technique to determine how many unique gametes can be produced by a cell that has four pairs of homologous chromosomes. A human female can release about 350 eggs during her reproductive years. What is the chance that she would generate the same gamete twice in her lifetime?

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Figure 12-7 shows how meiosis in a cell with three pairs of homologous chromosomes produces eight unique gametes (crossovers aside). Use the same technique to determine how many unique gametes can be produced by a cell that has four pairs of homologous chromosomes.

A human female can release about 350 eggs during her reproductive years. What is the chance that she would generate the same gamete twice in her lifetime?

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