Haploid Cell Function and Formation in Humans

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The human body contains two primary types of cells:

  1. Haploid cells
  2. Diploid cells

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Haploid cells pertains to the number of chromosomes found in a gamete or represents half of the normal chromosome count in a particular somatic cells. The primary difference between haploid and diploid cells are the total number of chromosomes they consist of.(23964461)

The haploids are also called gametes. During the process of meiosis, the homologous chromosomal pairs separate to produce 2 haploid daughter cells.(22921399)


When sex cells such as egg and sperm meet, the combined genetic material creates a full 46 chromosomes becoming diploid.Thus human Sexual reproduction is designed as a natural method of producing genetically diverse offspring.(19995894)

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