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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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Luego, las lecturas fueron mapeadas al genoma de la papa (doubled monoploid S.
Development of amylose free monoploid potatoes as new basic material for mutation breeding In Vitro, Potatoes Res.
Monoploid frequencies in a commercial double cross hybrid maize, and its component single cross hybrids and inbred lines.
If a resource corresponds to one holder-resource circuit only, the holder-resource circuit is said to be monoploid.
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.
Somatic tissues of higher plants and animals are ordinarily diploid in chromosome constitution in contrast with the haploid (monoploid) gametes.
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.
Aneuploid--An organism or cell which has a chromosome number other than an exact multiple of the monoploid or basic number; i.e., Hyperploids=higher; hypoploid=lower.