OpenStudy (anonymous):

A diploid cell contains three pairs of homologous chromosomes designated C1 and C2, M1 and M2, and S1 and S2. No crossing over occurs. a. What combination(s) of chromosomes are possible in daughter cells following mitosis? b. What combination(s) of chromosomes are possible in haploid cells following both fivisions of meiosis? (Hint: Remember independent assortment) I asked this question earlier, but I'm still unsure of how to answer.. Could someone maybe break it down for me? Thanks! I'm new to punnett squares and everything.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

@AnImEfReaK :)

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

a.same composition b.2^3 gametes and 2^6 zygotes

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

b. Can you explain how you got that answer? And "2^3 gametes" and "2^6 zygotes"?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thankyou for your reply :)

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

my pleasure

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I still don't understand the answer for b :(

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

there are 6 genes,so no.of gametes are 2^3 and no.of zygotes are the square of no, of gametes,so 2^6

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

It took someone to briefly explain your answer for me, but you were right. Thankyou :)

3 years ago