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many cells in your body grow and divide every day by what process?
mitosis
What structure in a cell's nucleus holds the hereditary?
chromosome
term for the joining of an egg and sperm
fertilization
the sections of DNA that contain instructions for producing specific proteins
genes
This type fo nucleic acid carries the information needed
RNA
What are male sex cells called
sperm
what cell forms when an egg and sperm join
zygote
the term for any permanent change in a gene or chromosome
mutation
the type of reproduction that produces a new organism; w/ identical chromosomes to those of the parent organism
asexual
the process that produces haploid sex cells
meiosis
an organism grows and functions by following the informatioin in this code
DNA
the term for female sex cells
egg
cells w/ pairs of chromosomes are this
diploid
cells that do not have pairs of chromosomes (sexcells)
haploid
type of reproduction that requires the joinging of two sex cells
sexual