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How are sex cells different from other cells in our body?

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April 07, 2015 4:06PM

Somatic cells (body cells) have the diploid number of chromosomes. This means that they have two copies of each chromosome. For example, human somatic cells have 46 chromosomes.

Sex cells, or gametes, have the haploid number of chromosomes. This means that they only have one copy of each chromosome. For example, human gametes have 23 chromosomes.

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December 19, 2014 5:11PM

Sex cells are used for reproduction while other cells in our body are manly used for Protection and maintenance.