What does Haploid & Diploid Mean ?

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What does Haploid & Diploid Mean ?
« on: 21/07/2010 01:29:39 »
what does haploid and diploid mean. I get confused...











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Re: What does Haploid & Diploid Mean ?
« Reply #1 on: 21/07/2010 14:56:04 »
they are cells.. haploid has one set of chromosomes, diploid has two. You can remember this a couple of ways.. diploid di = two...    or haploid - h = half (the number of chromosomes) 

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What does Haploid & Diploid Mean ?
« Reply #2 on: 21/07/2010 23:29:03 »
Thanks :)

I find it quite funny that i forgot because i really should have known. lol