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ha plaw id

  • n  (genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes
  • a  of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes
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  • 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 ...
    Jan. 6, 2014 - Science Daily

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