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Having a single set of chromosomes; haploid.
A monoploid cell or organism.


adj, n
(Biology) a less common word for haploid


(ˈmɒn əˌplɔɪd)
1. having the basic or haploid number of chromosomes.
2. a monoploid cell or organism.
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Adj.1.monoploid - of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
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Monoploid frequencies in a commercial double cross hybrid maize, and its component single cross hybrids and inbred lines.
However, since the pollen is diploid rather than monoploid, it
Aneuploid (ahn-u-ployd) An animal that has more or fewer chromosomes than an exact multiple of the monoploid number.
1960) found significant variation for yield and eight other agronomic traits within doubled monoploid lines.
Euploid--An organism or cell in which the chromosome number is the exact multiple of the monoploid or haploid number.
The PGSC then turned to another genetic stock presumed to be fully homozygous because it was generated by spontaneous chromosome doubling of a monoploid plant, selected from anther culture of a diploid potato clone in the Andigenum group (S.
Mutations affecting quantitative traits in the selfed progeny of coubled monoploid maize stocks.