Questions And Answers On Horticulture Definition

Mark asks…

What is the simple definition of the difference between a gamete and a haploid?

I am studying horticulture and understand that a gamete is sperm or egg. I also understand that a haploid is half… but……… doesn’t that make it a sperm or egg and isn’t that the same?

Home Gardener answers:

Not quite. A gamete is the actual sex cell, like sperm or egg.

Haploid on the other hand is more of an adjective, describing that the gamete has half the number of chromosomes of a normal cell (which would be diploid, instead.)

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