Misconception RHM117:

The specialized cells used for sexual reproduction contain the same number of DNA molecules as the other cells of the body (see Lewis et al., 2000).

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RH032002

In sexually reproducing organisms, such as humans, the sex cells contain half the number of DNA molecules as other cells in the human's body.

25%

RH034002

A sex cell of an organism contains half as many DNA molecules as a fertilized egg cell of that organism.

15%