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What is the difference between Haploid and Diploid?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Jan 26, 2020

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P. Micah

P. Micah

Answered Oct 21, 2019

Haploid cells are known to be cells that contain one complete set of chromosomes. The most common type of this cell is the gametes. This may come in the form of meiosis. These are known to be diverse cells that will make sure that sexual reproduction is possible. People usually have 23 chromosomes for the haploid cells. Diploid cells are known to have...Read More
 

Anika Nicole

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Anika Nicole, Wordsmith, PG In Journalism, New York

Answered Sep 13, 2019

Haploid and diploid are terms in cell division. The term ploidy refers to the number of chromosomes present in the nucleus of a cell. Haploid cells are cells that have just one set chromosome present in them. They are produced through the process of meiosis. The most common example of haploid cells is the germ cell which this also known as the sex cell. Organisms such as algae also have haploid cells at some point in their life cycle. Diploid cells are cells that have two sets of chro...Read More
 

J. Pollock

J. Pollock, Science Professor, Los Angeles

Answered Sep 04, 2019

There are some people who may think that these are the same but actually, these two are different due to the number of chromosomes that you can find in the nucleus. Cells that come with two sets of cells are called diploids while those who only have one set of cells are called haploids. Human beings have gametes that are called haploid cells. All of them will contain 23 chromosomes which is one of the chromosome pairs that can normally be found if you would check the diploid cell. Ger...Read More
 

Bobby Rickets

Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer

Answered Sep 03, 2019

The main difference between haploid and diploid cells is the number of cells that can be found in the nucleus of both cells. Cells that come with two sets are called diploid, while cells that come with one set will be called haploid. In human beings that are mostly made out of diploid cells, there is still a presence of haploid cells. ...Read More
 

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