A monoploid organism is an organism that has only a single set of chromosomes. Monoploids are usually sterile organisms as meiosis cannot take place due to the fact that meiosis occurs only in diploid organisms where all chromosomes have a pairing partner. Monoploid organisms tend to be rare but have an important role in plant breeding.
- ↑ Daniel L. Hartl, Maryellen Ruvolo. (2011) Genetics, analysis of genes and genomes, 8th Edition, United States of America: Jones and Bartlett Learning.