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Which of the following cells separate from the egg (female gamete) during maturation?

A
Primary oocyte
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Secondary oocyte
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C
Secondary spermatocyte
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D
Polar bodies
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Solution

The correct option is D Polar bodies

Polar bodies are small cells that are formed during oogenesis. The polar bodies do not take part in fertilization. They usually degenerate. The first polar body is formed when the primary oocyte completes meiosis I to form a secondary oocyte. Second polar body is formed when the secondary oocyte undergoes meiosis II to form an ovum.

Hence the cells that separate from the egg (female gamete) during maturation are polar bodies.

Secondary spermatocytes are formed during spermatogenesis in males and they divide to form the spermatids.


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