How many chromosomes does a haploid human germ cell have?

1 Answer
Mar 25, 2017



Haploid means half of the normal.

A normal human cell has 46 chromosomes or 23 pairs of chromosomes.

So a sex or germ cell has 23 chromosomes none of them paired.

This is so in fertilization the germ cell of the male can combine with the germ cell of a female to form a new normal cell with 46 chromosomes equally paired.

The combination of two haploid cell results in the formation of a new living cell.