In some instances, meiosis of a primary spermatocyte with six chromosomes results in two spermatozoa that contain four chromosomes and two spermatozoa that contain two chromosomes. Predict the most likely cause.
The condition that this question is asking about is something called aneuploidy. When a cell is "euploid," it is normal or "good." The prefix "an-" means essentially "not," "without," or "lacking;" therefore, aneuploid essentially means not good or not normal. When a cell has an extra chromosome or a missing chromosome, it is said to be aneuploid.
In humans, the correct number of chromosomes in a body cell is...
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