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Class 12th Biology 2012 Set1 Delhi Board Paper Solution

Question 16

(a) State the difference between meiocyte and gamete with respect to chromosome number.
(b) Why is a whiptail lizard referred to as parthenogenetic?


(a) The gamete contains haploid set of chromosomes while the meiocyte contains a diploid set.

(b) Whiptail lizard is parthenogenetic because in this animal, an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual. This process of reproduction without fertilization is called parthenogenesis.