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How many chromosomes are in a diploid cell?

Diploid cells do not have a set number of chromosomes that depends on the species. Diploid means that the chromosomes in the cell are in pairs ie two of each type. A human diploid cell has 46 chromosomes in 23 pairs. Also in some plants the cells are triploid Ie three of each type of chromosome.

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In respect to this, how many chromosomes are in diploid cells after mitosis?


Also Know, what is a diploid chromosome? diploid. Diploid describes a cell that contain two copies of each chromosome. The only exception is cells in the germ line, which go on to produce gametes, or egg and sperm cells. Germ line cells are haploid, which means they contain a single set of chromosomes.

Just so, how many chromosomes are in a kangaroo's diploid cells?

Diploid means specific number of chromosomes in a specie (2n). we always term diploid as 46 chromosomes or 23 pairs, it is true but in humans only. Same like that kangaroos have 12 chromosomes and 6 homologous pairs, this is their cell's diploid number.

What is difference between haploid and diploid?

The main difference between haploid cells and diploid cells is diploid cells have two complete sets of chromosomes, while haploid cells only have one complete set of chromosomes. A haploid number is the amount of chromosomes inside the nucleus of one chromosomal set.

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