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Ch. 4 7th Grade

Reproduction of Organisms

TermDefinition
diploid describes a cell that has pairs of chromosomes
DNA genetic information in a cell
egg female sex cell
fertilization joining of an egg and sperm
haploid describes a cell that has only one chromosome from each pair
homologous chromosomes pairs of chromosomes - one inherited from each parent- that have genes for the same traits arranged in the same order
meiosis process in which one diploid cell divides to make haploid sex cells
sexual reproduction production of offspring from the combination of genetic materials from two cells
sperm male sex cell
zygote new cell formed through fertilization
asexual reproduction production of offspring by one parent without meiosis and fertilization
budding asexual reproduction in which a new organism grows on the body of its parent
cloning lab procedure that produces identical individuals from a cell or cells taken from an organism
culture growing living tissue in a laboratory
fission cell division in prokaryotes that forms two genetically identical cells
potential possibility
regeneration asexual reproduction in which a new organism grows from a piece of its parent
vegetative reproduction asexual reproduction in which offspring grow from a part of a parent plant
Created by: SSmith01