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Reproductive System 3

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Which of the following describes the major difference between the production of egg cells (oogenesis) and the production of sperm cells (spermatogenesis)?

A

During spermatogenesis, 4 diploid cells are produced, but during oogenesis, 4 haploid cells are produced.

B

During spermatogenesis, 3 polar bodies are produced along with one sperm cell, while oogenesis produces 4 egg cells.

C

During spermatogenesis, 4 diploid sperm cells are produced, and during oogenesis 4 diploid egg cells are produced.

D

During spermatogenesis, 4 haploid sperm cells are produced, while oogenesis produces 1 haploid egg cell and 3 polar bodies.

E

During spermatogenesis, 4 haploid sperm cells are produced, while oogenesis produces 4 haploid egg cells.