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1. Haploid
A single set of chromosome s (half the full set of genetic material), present in the egg and sperm cells of animals and in the egg and pollen cells of plants. Human beings have 23 chromosomes in their reproductive cells. Compare diploid .

2. Haploid number
The haploid number is the total number of chromosome s in a single set, such as would be found in a gamete or a haploid somatic cell (such as in fungus or gametophyte plants). In humans, the haploid number would be 23.

3. Haploid
Cells that contain only one member of each homologous pair of chromosomes (haploid number = n). At fertilization , two haploid gametes fuse to form a single cell with a diploid number of chromosomes.

4. Haploidiploidy
Haploidiploidy is a genetic system in which one sex of the species (usually the male) is haploid (has only one set of chromosome s) and develops from egg s which have not been fertilized by sperm , and the other sex (usually the female) is diploid (has two sets of chromosomes) and develops from fertilized eggs. An example species is the honeybee.

5. Haploidization
Haploidization is the process of creating a haploid cell from a diploid cell by progressively losing chromosome s through nondisjunction (they fail to separate equally into the daughter cells during mitosis ).

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