What is the difference between haploid and diploid?

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May 12, 2018

Haploid is when a cell has half the number of chromosomes, which is 23 while Diploid is when a cell has a whole set of chromosomes, which is 46.

May 12, 2018

Like a half of the other...


A haploid cell only has half the number of chromosomes than a regular cell, which is a diploid cell. Examples of haploid cells in the human body are the gamete cells, which are sperm cells and egg cells for males and females, respectively.

Any other somatic cell can be considered a diploid cell.