diploid diploid

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (genetics) an organism or cell having the normal amount of DNA per cell; i.e., two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
  2. (adj) of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number

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Quotes

  1. "That's the point of a diploid genome: we're true combinations of our parents and each one of us is a different combination," said Venter. "So those are going to take years for us to learn how to interpret, only after we've done tens of...
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Craig Venter Source: Toronto Star

  2. "This is a great study," says Harvard University geneticist George Church, an early proponent of the Human Genome Project. "We need to have diploid genomes to sort out our full inheritance. If I walk in to a doctor, it isn't going to do...
    on Sep 4, 2007 By: George Church Source: Science Magazine (subscription)

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