26th November 2019

quora
16

What is an example of haploid cells?

Reproductive cells in animals, called gametes, are examples of haploid cells. Both male and female reproductive cells, known respectively as sperm and egg cells, are haploid in that they each possess one copy of each type of chromosome that, when joined with other haploid cells, forms a single, complete chromosome set.

What type of cell is a sperm cell?

Sperm is the male reproductive cell and is derived from the Greek word (σπέρμα) sperma (meaning "seed"). Sperm cells cannot divide and have a limited life span, but after fusion with egg cells during fertilization, a new organism begins developing, starting as a totipotent zygote.

Is a sperm cell a gamete or zygote?

The cells from each parent that combine to form the zygote are called gametes. In humans, the male gamete is called sperm, and the female gamete is called an egg. When the gametes join they form a cell called a zygote. Human sperm and eggs contain 23 chromosomes.
Write Your Answer

Rate

80% people found this answer useful, click to cast your vote.

4 / 5 based on 2 votes.

Bookmark

Press Ctrl + D to add this site to your favorites!

Share