If meiocyte has 32 chromosomes then how many chromosomes does male gamete and adult male have

Asked by arushidabhade | 13th Apr, 2020, 07:44: PM

Expert Answer:

Meiosis is reductional cell division which produces haploid gametes.

In case of diploid organisms, meiosis take place in only some specific cells called meiocytes.

The gametes produced by the meiocytes are haploid.

Meiocyte = 32 chromosomes (2n)

So, the male gametes produced will have n = 16 chromosomes.

Adult male will have somatic cells which will be 2n = 32 chromosomes.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 14th Apr, 2020, 10:55: AM