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## What does 2n 6 mean?

The karyotype is described as 2N=6, XY. At this stage, the **number of chromosomes equals the number of chromatids**, and these are the same between males and females.

## What does 2n 16 mean in meiosis?

2n = 16, it means **n = 8**. The haploid number of chromosomes is 8. The sperm and egg cells have a haploid number of chromosomes. Thus, it will have 8 chromosomes in their cell.

## What does 2n 8 mean in meiosis?

homologous chromosomes is diploid, meaning “two sets.” The **diploid** number of chromosomes is sometimes represented by the symbol 2N. For the fruit fly, the diploid number is 8, which can be written as 2N = 8, where N represents twice the number of chromosomes in a sperm or egg cell.

## What does 2n 10 mean?

If a cell has a **diploid number of 10** (2n=10), how many chromosomes will be in each of the four daughter cells if one pair of the chromosomes experiences nondisjunction during meiosis I? A. There will be two cells with 5 chromosomes and two cells without any chromosomes.

## What is 2n 16?

When a species’ chromosome number is 2n = 16, that means the **diploid cell has 16 chromosomes**. … A haploid cell (gamete) has only one set of chromosomes, a total of eight.

## How many homologous pairs are in 2n 16?

In the problem above, you are stating that the 2n amount of chromosomes is 16. Therefore, there will be **8 homologous**(similar) pairs of chromosomes–these are contributed by both the mother and the father at fertilization.

## What is the diploid number of a cell that starts with 16 chromosomes at the beginning of mitosis?

Crossing-over occurs. If the diploid number of chromosomes for an organism is 16, each daughter cell after mitosis will contain 16 chromosomes. A diploid cell that enters meiosis with 16 chromosomes will pass through two cell divisions, producing four daughter cells, each with **eight**.

## What is 2n and N in biology?

We abbreviate **diploid** as 2n. Ploidy is a term referring to the number of sets of chromosomes. Haploid organisms/cells have only one set of chromosomes, abbreviated as n. Organisms with more than two sets of chromosomes are termed polyploid.