Make a Life to Save a Life, Hour 6

Challenge 1:

Sexually reproducing organisms undergo meiosis to produce sex cells (sperm and eggs). Imagine that you were to observe the following chromosomes in the nucleus of a sperm cell:

sperm_cell

What would you expect the chromosomes to look like in the nucleus of a skin cell from that same organism?

Challenge 2:

In animals, skin cells divide again and again to produce many new skin cells. Imagine that an original skin cell contained all of the chromosomes shown in this diagram:

skin_cell

What would you expect the chromosomes to look like in the nucleus of an egg cell from that same organism?
(For each pair of homologous chromosomes, one homologue is colored gray and the other black.)


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  1. Conner W, Jackson H says:

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