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Haploid

  • By: Bimal P. Chaudhari
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

For organisms, such as humans, which carry two copies of each chromosome in somatic (nonreproductive) cells, a haploid cell is one that has only one of each chromosome. The haploid number, N, is the number of chromosomes in a haploid cell. ...

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