What would you like to do?

Why is a mule infertile?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

A donkey and a mule have different chromosome numbers. When meiosis occurs (the creation of egg and sperm) the chromosome numbers halve and half of the genetic material is given to each of the two new cells created. However in the case of mule, their normal body cells have an uneven chromosome number so this cannot occur, therefore they can't make eggs or sperm
8 people found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!

What is a infertile hybrid?

It is most common when two organisms of different species attempt to reproduce. The combination of genes is usually not fully functional meaning that the offspring is unable t

If you have endometriosis are you infertile?

Endometriosis occurs when endometrial cells invade the pelvic cavity outside the uterus and continue to grow. These lesions or masses can be all different sizes and several di

Can a mule give birth to a mule?

No, mules are hybrids between two different species, and as such are considered sterile - they cannot reproduce. Male mules are always sterile. Female mules can very rarely

The question and answer are locked and cannot be edited.

What is a mule?

A mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. They  are known for their sure-footedness, as well as their ability to  carry a heavy load and work with humans.

What does infertility means?

Infertility refers to the inability to conceive after a period of trying. In easier words, people who can't have babies.

What is the diploid number of a mule and why is it that they are infertile?

The diploid number of a mule is 63. Mules have an odd number of chromosomes (63) - which means that the chromosomes do not pair off properly. This causes problems with meios

Are Vampires in infertility?

Male vampires are fertile. The child of a male vampire is called a Dhampir. I have never heard of a female vampire giving birth.

How to deal with infertility?

Conventional treatment for infertility usually involves invasive and, expensive procedures. There are many alternative treatments available that can increase the chance of con

How many mules are in a brace of mules?

Two mules can be a brace of mules if they are paired, haltered and equipped to work. If there are more than two animals, they will normally be termed a team.

What do mules do?

They're beasts of burden. One thing they don't do, however, is have offspring. They sterile.

What can mules NOT do?

Mules cannot reproduce. A mule is an offsprings of a horse and donkey and therefore are sterile.

What causes infertility?

The underlying causes are problems with ovulation (egg production) anatomic problems such as fallopian tube blockage endometriosis (a common cause of pelvic disease) c
In Health

Treatments for infertility?

Fertility is an increasing problem of the 21st century. No matter  what the cause for infertility might be, not being able to conceive  and have the family you dream of can

Why are people infertile?

They are many reason why people are infertile of them it is radiation.Long time radiation for any reason can make males infertile.Other causative agent can be genetic or physi
In Health

What is solution on infertility?

If somone has the infertility. he or she may need to go to hospital to have a test and treat it. If ovulation is the problem for the wome,medication can help induce ovulation.