What is the main difference between sperms and eggs of humans? Write the importance of this difference.
Contains one of the two types of sex chromosomes ie., either X-chromosomes or Y-chromosomes.
Contains only type of sex chromosome ie., X-chromosomes.
This chromosomal difference helps in sex determination.
- If a sperm carrying a Y-chromosome fuses with the egg , then the zygote formed will develop into a male.
- If a sperm carrying a X-chromosome fuses with the egg , then the zygote formed will develop into a female.