what is meaning of diploid and hiploid cells?

Asked by neha singh | 9th Mar, 2012, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

A diploid cell is a cell that contains two sets of chromosomes. One set of chromosomes is donated from each parent. The somatic cells are diploid.
A haploid cell is a cell that contains one complete set of chromosomes. Gametes are haploid cells that are produced by meiosis. 

Answered by  | 9th Mar, 2012, 10:44: PM

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