How many chromosomes would be present in the sperm cells of a mosquito?

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The diploid or 2n number of chromosomes for mosquites in the Culcidae family is 6. This refers to the number of chromosomes found in each of their body cells. Another type of of mosquito called Chagasia bathana has a diploid number of 8. When sperm cells are produced, a special type...

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The diploid or 2n number of chromosomes for mosquites in the Culcidae family is 6. This refers to the number of chromosomes found in each of their body cells. Another type of of mosquito called Chagasia bathana has a diploid number of 8. When sperm cells are produced, a special type of reduction division takes place in the testes, known as meiosis. The end result of meiotic division is for every teste cell undergoing this type of cell division, four haploid sperm cells are produced. Haploid is half the number of chromsomes as compared to body cells. For the Culcidae family, this means 3 chromosomes and for the Chagasia bathana species, 4 chromosomes.

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