The diploid number of chromosomes is sometimes represented by the symbol 2N. For the fruit fly, the diploid number is 8, which can be written as 2N = 8, where N represents twice the number of chromosomes in a sperm or egg cell.

## How many chromosomes are in a diploid number 8?

Explanation: Diploid cells always have an even number of chromosomes because the chromosomes are found in pairs (2n). Haploid cells only contain half the number of chromosomes (n). So you just divide 8 by 2, which equals **4**.

## What is a diploid number of chromosomes?

Humans have **46 chromosomes** in each diploid cell. … Among those, there are two sex-determining chromosomes, and 22 pairs of autosomal, or non-sex, chromosomes. The total number of chromosomes in diploid cells is described as 2n, which is twice the number of chromosomes in a haploid cell (n).

## What does 2n 8 mean in mitosis?

2n=8 means that **the “diploid number equals 8”**. During meiosis, the diploid number is reduced to one half. In this case, that would be 4. This number, the number of chromosomes that is half of the diploid number, is called either the monoploid number or the haploid number.

## What does a diploid number of 6 mean?

Cells for which 2n=6 have **6 total chromosomes (3 paired)**. Hence, an organism with cells 2n=6 would be an organism that has only 6 chromosomes, or 3 pairs. Meiosis is a reduction division in that it produces haploid (n) daughter cells, each with half the genetic information of a diploid cell.

## What does it mean that a cell is 2n 8?

“2n means it’s a **diploid**. 8 is the number of chromosomes. A chromosome has two sister chromatins. Therefore, 8 = 4 pairs.”

## How many chromosomes does a kangaroo have?

The red kangaroo has a diploid chromosome number of **20** (2n = 18+XY, 2n = 18 + XX). All chromosomes are morphologically distinguishable except chromosomes 8 and 9, which can be differentiated by G-banding (Rofe 1979).

## What is basic chromosome number?

Basic chromosome number, **x** (also called monoploid number): the number of different. chromosomes that make up a single complete set. ( In a diploid organism with 10 pairs of. chromosomes, x = 10)

## How many chromosomes are visible at the end of mitosis?

At the end of mitosis, the two daughter cells will be exact copies of the original cell. Each daughter cell will have **30 chromosomes**.

## What do you notice about the size of the two resulting cells?

What do you notice about the size of the two resulting cells? They are different sizes, one is bigger than the other. Result is **2 identical cells with 46 chromosomes**.