1. of a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes
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How To Use monoploid In A Sentence

  • As originally defined by Winkler, genome referred to a monoploid chromosome complement.
  • Numerous phenotypic characters have been associated with DNA C-values (DNA content of the chromosome complement) and with genome size (DNA content of the monoploid chromosome set) apart from the genetic effect.
  • The original meaning of ‘genome’ by Winkler, who coined the term, applied to one monoploid chromosome set, and its use was restricted to this for half a century.
  • amphidiploid: same as allotetraploid autopolyploid : polyploids created by chromosome duplication within a species basic chromosome number (monoploid number): the number of different chromosomes that make up a single complete (chromosome) set. Lynn Margulis: "Definitely a Darwinist" - The Panda's Thumb
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