Flashcards in Reproduction Deck (9)
What are gametes?
Sex cells - egg and sperm cells
What happens during sexual reproduction?
Egg and sperm cell fuse together
Genes of the egg and sperm cell mix
How many chromosomes are found in an egg cell?
How many chromosomes are found in a sperm cell?
How many chromosomes are found in a fertilised egg?
46 (23 pairs)
Why does sexual reproduction lead to genetic variation?
The mixture of parents genes (in chromosomes) produces variation in the offspring.
What is meant by 'offspring'?
The babies of an organism
Asexual reproduction produces genetically _________ cells.