Definitions of Somatic Cell and Gamete - QS Study
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Somatic cell: The cells of the multi-cellular organisms that only form the physical structure but do not take part in reproduction are said to be somatic cells.

Characteristics:

(i) Chromosomal numbers of these cells are usually diploid

(ii) In order to form new somatic cells, they undergo mitosis division.

Reproductive cell or gamete: The types of cells that only take part in reproductive activities arc known as reproducing cells or gametes.

Characteristics:

(i) The chromosomal numbers of these cells are always haploid (n).

(ii) These cells are formed by meiotic- division of reproductive mother cells.

(iii) Reproductive cells arc of two types, such as- a) Sperm (n) and b) Ovum(n)