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Ch 4 Vocab

sexual reproduction a type of reproduction in which the genetic materials from two different cells combine, producing an offspring
egg the female sex cell which forms in an ovary
sperm the male sex cell which forms in the testis
fertilization a process where an egg cell and a sperm cell join together
zygote the new cell that forms from fertilization
diploid cells cells that have pairs of chromosomes
homologous chromosomes pairs of chromosomes that have genes for the same traits arranged in the same order
haploid cells cells that have only one chromosome from each pair
meiosis process when one diploid cell divides and makes four haploid sex cells
asexual reproduction when one parent organism produces offspring without meiosis and fertilization
fission cell division that forms two genetically identical cells
budding the process during which a new organism grows by mitosis and cell division on the body of its parent
regeneration a type of asexual reporduction that occurs when an offspring grows from a piece of its parent
vegetative reproduction a form of asexual reproduction in which offspring grow from a parent plant
cloning a type of asexual reproduction performed in a laboratory that produces identical individuals from a cell or a cluster of cells taken from a multicellular organism
Created by: lmostrat