haploid haploid  /ˈhæ plɔ ɪd/


  1. (n) (genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes
  2. (adj) of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes




  • Yeast's lifestyle couples mating with meiosis

    Mating and meiosis -- the specialized cell division that reduces the number of chromosomes in a cell -- are related, but in most yeasts they are regulated separately. Not so in Candida lusitaniae, where the two programs work in unison, according to a new study. Comparison with other species suggests that this fusion may support C. lusitaniae's "haploid lifestyle" of maintaining only one set of ...
    on January 6, 2014     Source: Science Daily

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