Concepts

In sexual reproduction, parents contribute genes to produce an offspring that is genetically distinct from both parents. In eukaryotes, sexual reproduction consists of meiosis, which produces haploid gametes, and fertilization, which produces a diploid zygote.

^ Meiosis produces haploid gametes.

, Gamete

Haploid (1n)

Meiosis

Fertilization

VDiploid (2n )

Zygote (

Fertilization

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