Login

Join for Free!
117483 members


unfertalized queen honey bee egg sexual or not?

Debate and discussion of any biological questions not pertaining to a particular topic.

Moderator: BioTeam

unfertalized queen honey bee egg sexual or not?

Postby alfreako247 » Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:52 pm

I have just finished reading about meiosis and some of the problems at the end of the chapter stump me. These are the questions...

Decide whether each of the following is an example of sexual or asexual reproduction, and state why.

1.A diploid queen honeybee produces haploid eggs by meiosis. Some of these eggs are never fertalized and develop into haploid male honeybees. (drones).

2.Seeds develop after a flower has been pollinated with pollen from the same plant.

3. After it has been placed in water, a cutting from a plant develops roots. After it is transplanted to soil, the plant survives and grows.

Help on any of these questions would be greatly appreciated. thanks
User avatar
alfreako247
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:58 pm
Location: Houston, TX

Postby mith » Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:38 pm

sexual has to involve recombination of gametes.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
~Niebuhr
User avatar
mith
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 5345
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:14 pm
Location: Nashville, TN

Postby Navin » Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:33 pm

From what mithrilhack said, asexual reproduction does not involve the fusion of the gametes. This info wld help you answer those qns.
Botany is the study of what? Bottoms!
User avatar
Navin
Coral
Coral
 
Posts: 277
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:23 pm
Location: Singapore (Asia Pacific)


Postby alfreako247 » Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:32 pm

Thanks.
User avatar
alfreako247
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:58 pm
Location: Houston, TX


Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests

cron