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?
- 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.