SAT Subject Biology Practice Question 99: Answer and Explanation
9. A somatic cell of the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) has 56 chromosomes. What number of chromosomes will an octopus gamete contain?
Correct Answer: B
A somatic cell is diploid. If the organism's diploid chromosome number is 56, then the haploid gamete will possess half of this number of chromosomes, which is 28.