Why do gametes have a haploid number of chromosomes?

Asked by Shruti Patel | 7th Apr, 2013, 01:45: PM

Expert Answer:

Because gametes (egg and sperm) unite to form a zygote. If both of them were diploid, the zygote would have twice the number of normal chromosomes and the organism produced would be abnormal.

Answered by Meghna Thapar | 9th Apr, 2013, 10:59: AM

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