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Dr. Wiens Bio 101

Human gametes are produced by _____.

Meiosis produces haploid gametes from a diploid parental cell.

Normal human gametes carry _____ chromosomes.

23

A diploid organism whose somatic (nonsex) cells each contain 32 chromosomes produces gametes containing _____ chromosomes.

16 is half of 32.

Which statement correctly describes how cellular DNA content and ploidy levels change during meiosis I and meiosis II?

DNA content is halved in both meiosis I and meiosis II. Ploidy level changes from diploid to haploid in meiosis I, and remains haploid in meiosis II.

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