Monoploid organism

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A monoploid organism is an organism that has only a single set of chromosomes.  Monoploids are usually sterile organisms as meiosis can not 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[1].

References

  1. Daniel L. Hartl, Maryellen Ruvolo. (2011) Genetics, analysis of genes and genomes, 8th Edition, United States of America: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
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