Why the male (drones) have half the number of chromosome than that of a female honeybee

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During the development of eggs (within a queen), a diploid cell having 32 chromosomes divides to generate cells called gametes(Haploid) with 16 chromosomes. This results in haploid egg, with chromosomes having a new combination of alleles at the various loci.


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