If humans have 46 chromosomes in each of their body cells....?

If humans have 46 chromosomes in each of their body cells, determine how many chromosomes you would expect to find in the following:

a. Sperm

b. Egg

c. Daughter cell from mitosis

d. Daughter cell from Meiosis II

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Best Answer

    a) 23

    b) 23 (both egg and sperm contain half the genetic material)

    c) 46 (produces 2 genetically identical diploid (dipliod = 2N, so 2 haploid) daughter cells) - used in asexual reproduction

    d) 23 (produces 4 genetically different haploid daughter cells) - used in sexual reproduction.

    Source(s): my head
  • 4 years ago

    In humans, each cell normally contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, for a total of 46. Twenty-two of these pairs, called autosomes, look the same in both males and females. The 23rd pair, the sex chromosomes, differ between males and females. Females have two copies of the X chromosome, while males have one X and one Y chromosome.

  • 9 years ago

    none of these people answered right :(

    sperm and egg have 23---because if you pair an egg and a sperm to make an offspring you get 46 which is the right number.

    daughter cell from MITOSIS has 46 -- that's a body cell

    daughter cell from MEIOSIS II has 23 -- that's a sperm or egg

    Source(s): bs in biochemistry
  • 9 years ago

    a. 23

    b .23 (because egg and sperm only have half the usual number of chromosomes)

    c.46

    d.46

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  • 9 years ago

    a) 23

    b) 46

    c)46

    d)23

  • 9 years ago

    a.23

    b.23

    c.46

    d.23

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