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Haploid and diploide

Postby boredomstrikesat » Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:39 pm

what types of cells are called haploids and diploides.
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Postby biostudent84 » Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:25 pm

Haploid are gametes or sex cells, or sperm and ova. Diploids are somatic cells, or regular cells, or neurons, muscle cells, bone cells, etc.
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:55 pm

Here is a question for you kyle: is an adult red blood cell haploid or diploid? :D
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Postby biostudent84 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:21 am

Red blood cells are somatic cells...so they are diploids, right? Or is this a trick question?
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Postby Linaeus » Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:27 pm

Red blood cells do not have a nucleus. So they cannot have chromosomes. Which means they aren't haploid nor diploid.
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Postby biostudent84 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:49 pm

:oops: :oops: :oops:

Grr. Now I remember that. I feel dumb.
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Postby Linaeus » Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:52 am

no need to feel dumb!

You know alot more I do don't you?? :wink:
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