a male honeybee has 16 chromosomes whereas its female has 32 chromosomes. give one reason

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Male honeybees are born from unfertilised eggs by the process known as parthenogenesis where as female honeybees are born from fertilised eggs. As unfertilised eggs carries only half number of chromosome as compared to fertilised eggs, therefore male honeybee has 16 chromosomes whereas female has 32 chromosomes.

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Refer th following figure,

As shown in the figure ,
the female is diploid (2n = 32) as it is produced due to fertilisation,
whereas male haploid ( n = 16) as it is developed by parthenogenesis(without fertilisation)
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