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If the somatic cell in an organism has 40 chromosomes, how many chromosomes will be present in each of the resultant cells, once a cell in this organism undergoes meiosis?



A

20 chromosomes

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B

40 chromosomes

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C

80 chromosomes

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D

Not enough information in the question to calculate the number of chromosomes.

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Solution

The correct option is B

20 chromosomes


Since meiosis is a reductional division, the number of chromosomes in the sex cell will be half that in the somatic cell


Biology

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