Q. Consider the following statements regarding Somatic cells:
1. They are used by sexually reproducing organisms to pass on genes from generation to generation.
2. Being diploid, they contain two sets of chromosomes.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:
  • Statement 1 is incorrect: Sexually reproducing organisms use germ cells, not somatic cells,  to pass on genes from generation to generation. 
  • Statement 2 is correct: Somatic cells are diploid, meaning that they contain two sets of chromosomes, one inherited from each parent. 

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