Do body cells have paired or unpaired chromosomes?

What cell has unpaired chromosomes?

Note: Compare with meiosis, the production of gametes, in which there are two cell divisions. Each sperm or egg cell produced contains a complete set of unpaired chromosomes, and is therefore haploid.

Do chromosomes have to be paired?

And because chromosomes come in pairs—23 sets in humans—the chromosomes must be properly matched up before they can be divvied up.

What are unpaired chromosomes?

a supernumerary chromosome that is not an exact replica of any of the chromosomes in the normal cellular complement.

When a sperm and egg join it is called?

When sperm fertilizes (meets) an egg, this fertilized egg is called a zygote (ZYE-goat). The zygote goes through a process of becoming an embryo and developing into a fetus. The male reproductive system and the female reproductive system both are needed for reproduction.

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