There are 24 chromosomes in the nucleus of a tomato leaf cell. How many chromosomes will there be in the nucleus of a tomato root cell after division?
Mitosis is a method of cell division in which the formed new cells retain the same set of chromosomes as in the initial, mother cell. This form of division is typical for the most part for somatic cells – not germ cells.
The tomato leaf and root cells are somatic cells. The set of chromosomes in the nuclei of their cells is the same, since the cells belong to the same plant, that is, 24. Therefore, after division by mitosis in the nuclei of the root cells, the chromosome set will be 24.
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