Comment on the statement – Meiosis enables

Question:

Comment on the statement – Meiosis enables the conservation of specific chromosome number of each species even though the process per se, results in a reduction of chromosome number.

Solution:

A diploid zygote is formed when the two haploid cells called gametes fused during fertilization. If meiosis is absent than two diploid gametes would be produced which will result in the formation of tetraploid zygote. To conserve the chromosome, number meiosis is very important.

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