what is haploid and diploid

Asked by karthik rao | 22nd Nov, 2013, 04:26: PM

Expert Answer:

Haploid: Half set of total chromosome number. For example: Humans have total 46 chromosomes but gametes contain only 23 chromosomes. Thus they are called haploid cells.

Diploid: Complete set of chromosomes. After fusion of gametes the zygote formed contains 46 numbers of chromosomes. Hence it is known as diploid cell.

Answered by Hemangi Binny | 25th Nov, 2013, 08:41: AM

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