Glossary Term: Haploid

Haploid is the term used when a cell has only one set of chromosomes (ie half or 50 percent of the needed chromosome data). A normal eukaryote organism is composed of diploid cells, one set of chromosomes from each parent (versus haploid which implies the need for two cells, each with 50 percent of the chromosome data necessary to be “whole,” to merge together in order to contain a complete set of chromosome information. (Compare to Mating Types).

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