a male honeybee has 16 chromosomes whereas its female has 32 chromosomes. give one reason
- Parthenogenesis is a form of asexual reproduction in which a new individual develops from an unfertilized egg.
- It is a method by which a new individual develops without fertilization.
- Males play no part in this, and only female gametes develop into new offspring.
- Examples of organisms showing parthenogenesis are honey bees, ants, and birds.
- 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.