37.Diploid zygote is universal in: A. All sexually reproducing organisms B. All asexually reproducing organisms C. All sexually and asexually reproducing organisms D. Plants only

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Muskan Anand

7 months ago

Option A During sexual reproduction in all eukaryotes (plants and animals) the male and female gametes fuse leading to the formation of zygote. Generally, gamete formation is not a part of asexual reproduction. But in haploid parthenogenesis, a rare form of parthenogenesis that occurs in a few species of bees, nematodes, and plants, offspring develop from haploid eggs to produce haploid adults. We still consider this a type of asexual reproduction as gametes are formed but there is no fusion of gametes to form zygote, .

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