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Search Results for: ploidy

Diploid

Diploid Definition Let's first understand the meaning of the word - diploid. From the words ‘di’, meaning "two", and... Read More

Polyploidy

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. Polyploidy Polyploidy is defined as the state of being polyploid, which... Read More

Aneuploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The chromosomal variation due to a loss or a gain of one or more chromosomes resulting in the... Read More

Diploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The state of being diploid, that is having two sets of the chromosomes (and therefore two copies... Read More

Polyploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The state of being polyploid, that is more than two sets of the chromosomes in a... Read More

Monoploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The state of being monoploid, that is having one set of the chromosomes Supplement Ploidy refers... Read More

Ploidy

Definition noun, plural: ploidies The number of sets of homologous chromosomes that make up the genome of a cell or an... Read More

Haploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The state of being haploid, that is having half of the set of homologous chromosomes in somatic... Read More

Haplodiploidy

Definition noun A biological system of sex determination as observed in the Hymenopteran species (e.g. ants and bees) where... Read More

Euploidy

Definition noun (genetics) The chromosomal variation in the normal complete set of chromosomes in a cell or an organism... Read More

Polyploid

Definition noun, plural: polyploids A cell or an organism having a genome with multiple (more than two) sets of homologous... Read More

Haploid

In biology, haploid pertains to a condition, a cell, or an organism that has half of the usual complete set of chromosomes... Read More

Asexual reproduction

Asexual Reproduction Definition What is asexual reproduction? Asexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction that does not... Read More

Dihaploid

Definition noun A haploid cell having two copies of the set of chromosomes adjective Of or pertaining to a cell or organism... Read More

Polypoid

Definition noun (genetics) A cell or an organism containing more than two sets of homologous... Read More

Monoploid

Definition noun (genetics, cell biology) A cell or an organism consisting of one set of chromosomes adjective Of, or... Read More

Polysomy

Definition noun, plural: tetrasomies (genetics) A type of aneuploidy characterized by the gain of two extra chromosomes of... Read More

Tetrasomy

Definition noun, plural: tetrasomies (genetics) A type of aneuploidy characterized by the gain of two extra chromosomes of... Read More

Reproduction

Definition noun The production of offspring by organized bodies verb: reproduce To produce again; to... Read More

Nullisomy

Definition noun (genetics) A type of aneuploidy characterized by the loss of a pair of homologous... Read More

Monosomy

Definition noun (genetics) A type of aneuploidy characterized by the loss of a single chromosome of the normal... Read More

Gamete

Definition of Gamete What is a gamete? A gamete is the mature reproductive or sex cell that contains a haploid number of... Read More

Trisomy

Definition noun, plural: trisomies (genetics) A type of aneuploidy characterized by the gain of an extra copy of a... Read More