Glossary

Ploidy

Number of complete sets of chromosomes in each cell. Most organisms are diploid (two sets) with haploid (one set) gametes. Tiploids are usually sterile as the chromosomes cannot pair up during meiosis to form gametes. Tetraploids (four) tend to be fertile.

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