NEET Botany Reproduction in Organisms Questions Solved

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(a) State the difference between meiocyte and gamete with respect to chromosome number. 

(b) Why is a whiptail lizard referred to as parthenogenetic?                                                    (2)

 

(a) The difference between meiocyte and gamete with respect to chromosome number is meiocyte (gamete mother cell) is diploid (2n), and gamete is haploid (n). 

(b) Whiptail lizard is so referred, because female gamete undergoes development to form new organism without fertilization. i.e. an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual.                   (2)

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