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1

What are gametes?

Sex cells - egg and sperm cells

2

What happens during sexual reproduction?

Egg and sperm cell fuse together
Genes of the egg and sperm cell mix

3

How many chromosomes are found in an egg cell?

23

4

How many chromosomes are found in a sperm cell?

23

5

How many chromosomes are found in a fertilised egg?

46 (23 pairs)

6

Why does sexual reproduction lead to genetic variation?

The mixture of parents genes (in chromosomes) produces variation in the offspring.

7

What is meant by 'offspring'?

The babies of an organism

8

Asexual reproduction produces genetically _________ cells.

identical

9

How is asexual reproduction different to sexual reproduction?

No fusion of gametes
No mixing of genes
No genetic variation
The offspring is a clone