Why Must Gametes Be Haploid?


Gametes have to haploid so as to facilitate the union of a sperm cell and an egg cell during fertilisation. The two cells in turn produce a zygote. The fertilized egg therefore contains twice as many chromosomes as each individual gamete.
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