Correlate the number of chromosomes with


Correlate the number of chromosomes with the size of the organism and answer the following questions :

(a) Do larger organisms have more number of chromosomes/cell ?

(b) Can organism with fewer chromosomes reproduce more easily than organism with more number of chromosomes ?

(c) More the number of chromosomes/cell, greater is the DNA content. Justify.


(a) No. There is no correlation between chromosome number and size of the individual.

(b) No. Chromosome number does not affect reproduction.

(c) Yes. Each chromosome represents a single duplex of DNA. More chromosomes means more DNA.

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