haplobiont

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haplobiont

(ˌhæpləʊˈbaɪɒnt)
n
(Biology) biology an organism, esp a plant, that exists in either the diploid form or the haploid form (but never alternates between these forms) during its life cycle
ˌhaplobiˈontic adj
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The alga has a haplobiontic life cycle and has long used as a genetic model organism.
Haplobiontic, Diploid: gametophyte only, but the gametophyte is diploid and meiosis is gametic (e.
Since the terms haplobiontic and diplobiontic actually refer to the number of generations in the life cycle and not chromosome number per se, these terms came to be viewed as potentially confusing.