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Search Results for: polyploid

Polyploid

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

Polyploidy

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

Polyploidy

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

Diploid

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

Polypoid

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

Sympatric speciation

Speciation is a process of evolution through which two different existing populations evolve and a distinct species form. It... 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

Macronucleus

Definition noun, plural: macronuclei The larger type of nucleus involved in non-reproductive functions (as opposed to the... Read More

Monoploid

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

Allopatric speciation

We can define speciation as a process by which the novel genetically independent group of organisms are formed through the... Read More

Nullisomy

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