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    Haploid and Diploid

    Hello, I'm very confused about haploid and diploids. All i know about then is haploid is n and diploids is 2n of chromosomes. Is there something more in depth i need to know?
    An organisms diploid number is 8. How many possible combinations of gametes can it produce as a result of the independent assortment of its chromosomes? Please explain in detail if you are able to. Thank you

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    Re: Haploid and Diploid

    From doing a bit of googling, sources say that the number of possible combinations of maternal + paternal chromosomes in gametes is 2^N, where N is the amount of chromosomes in a haploid (4) and 2 is the number of homologous pairs in a haploid (4 chromosomes = 2 pairs).

    2^4 = 16

    Source: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...4220841AAJwhb4 (reliable source)

    I don't think you need to know this though, I think all you need to know what each of them are so that you can use the terminology haploid and diploid in an exam.
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    Re: Haploid and Diploid

    In general gametes are usually haploids and undergo meiosis. Other cells are diploids and undergo mitosis.

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    Re: Haploid and Diploid

    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu975 View Post
    From doing a bit of googling, sources say that the number of possible combinations of maternal + paternal chromosomes in gametes is 2^N, where N is the amount of chromosomes in a haploid (4) and 2 is the number of homologous pairs in a haploid (4 chromosomes = 2 pairs).

    2^4 = 16

    Source: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...4220841AAJwhb4 (reliable source)

    I don't think you need to know this though, I think all you need to know what each of them are so that you can use the terminology haploid and diploid in an exam.
    Great answer I agree completely
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