Most complex organisms have cells that are diploid

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Most complex organisms have cells that are diploid.  Diploid  cells have a double set of chromosomes, one from each  parent.  For example, human cells have a double set of chromosomes  consisting of 23 pairs, or a total of 46 chromosomes.
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Unformatted text preview: In a diploid cell, there are two genes for each characteristic. In preparation for sexual reproduction, the diploid number of chromosomes is reduced to a haploid number....
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course BIOLOGY bi 101 taught by Professor - during the Fall '10 term at Montgomery.

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