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Chapter 6, Problem 9QP
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A cytology student believes he has identified an individual with monoploidy. The instructor views the dividing cells under the microscope and correctly dismisses the claim. Why was the claim dismissed? What types of cells were being viewed?

Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether the cells were monoploid or not which student was observing.

Introduction: Species are classified on the basis of the number of chromosomes. The species can be either haploid or diploid. In haploid, the number of chromosomes is n whereas in diploid it is 2n, where n denotes the pairs present in species.

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Monoploidy is lethal in humans as these humans only have one set of chromosomes. The gamete cells are haploid in humans...

Summary Introduction

To determine: The types of cells the student was observing.

Introduction: Species are classified on the basis of the number of chromosomes. The species can be either haploid or diploid. In haploid, the number of chromosomes is n whereas in diploid it is 2n, where n denotes the pairs present in species.

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