Dihaploidy

Definition

noun

The state of being dihaploid.


Supplement

Dihaploidy results from the haploidisation of polyploids. The process of producing such a condition in plants is important for selective breeding, especially of tetraploid crop plants like potatoes.


Word origin: dihaploid - coined by Bender in 1963 to combine in one word the number of genome copies (diploid) and their origin (haploid).
Related forms: dihaploid (noun, adjective), dihaploidic (adjective).
Compare: haploidy, diploidy, monoploidy, polyploidy.
See also: ploidy, homologous chromosomes.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 25 June 2008, at 13:04. This page has been accessed 2,569 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link