please explain the meaning of terms "haploid " and "diploid"

Asked by Paraukkhal | 16th Feb, 2011, 04:42: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,
Haploid refers to cells having a single chromosome set whereas diploid refers to cells containing the complete two sets of chromosomes. Example - sperms and eggs in humans contain only 23 chromosomes each whereas all other normal autosomal cells contain 46 chromosomes each.

Answered by  | 17th Feb, 2011, 09:45: AM

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