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bio 6.1-6.2 terms

biology chapter 6.q-6.2 terms

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cell that makes up all of the body tissues and organs, except gametes somatic cell
sex cell, an egg or a sperm cell gamete
chromosomes that have the same length, appearance, and copies of genes, although the alleles may differ homologous chromosomes
chromosome that contains genes for characteristics not directly related to the sex of the organism autosome
chromosome that directly controls the development of sexual characteristics sex chromosome
process by which two gametes fuse and offspring that are a genetic mixture of both parents are produced sexual reproduction
fusion of an egg and sperm cell fertilization
cell that has two copies of each chromosome, one from and egg and one from a sperm diploid
cell that has only one copy of each chromosome haploid
form of nuclear division that divides a diploid cell into haploid cells, important in forming gametes for sexual reproduction meiosis
process by which gametes are produced through the combination of meiosis and other maturational changes gametogenesis
male gamete sperm
female gamete egg
haploid cell produced during meiosis in the female of many species; these cells have little more DNA and eventually disintegrate polar body
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