Are chromosomes larger than a cell?
No, chromosomes are not larger than a cell. They are much smaller than a cell, and are actually smaller than the nucleus.
Can the number of chromosomes in a reproductive cell be greater than the number chromosomes in an organism's body cell?
No. The reproductive cells (eggs, sperm, ova and pollen) all contain half the number of chromosomes of an organisms body cell. This means that at fertilization the two reproductive cells (or gametes) combine to form a single cell with the appropriate number of chromosomes. If a gamete had more chromosomes than a normal cell then fertilization would lead to even more chromosomes and an offspring that would be seriously genetically compromised.
If a dog has 78 chromosomes and one cell goes through mitosis how many chromosomes would be in the new daughter cells?
How many chromosomes does each new cell contain after mitosis if the original cell had 52 original cell chromosomes?
How many chromosomes does each new cell contain after mitosis if the original cell have 52 cell chromosomes?
a gamete nucleus has only half the number of chromosomes in it than a regular body cell. in humans a regular body cell has 46 chromosomes (23 pairs) in the nucleus, but a gamete ie sperm or egg cell has only 23 chromosomes, which are all unpaired. during fertilization the 23 chromosomes from a sperm and the 23 from the egg cell combine and pair up.