If the diploid number of a flowering plant is 36. What would be the chromosome number in its endosperm?

(a) 36

(b) 54

(c) 18

(d) 72

 

Answers (1)

Ans. The answer is the option (c) 54.

Explanation: Endosperm is formed through the fusion of a haploid male gamete and diploid secondary nucleus. Consequently, the endosperm has a triploid nucleus, which will have three times the number of chromosomes as in a haploid nucleus.

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