(Of an alga or other lower plant) having a life cycle in which full-grown haploid and diploid forms alternate. Compare with diplontic and haplontic.
- Other general features include an isomorphic diplohaplontic life history and asexual reproduction in some genera from distinctively shaped vegetative propagules.
- Most species are diplohaplontic, with an alternation of free-living generations.
- Sporic life cycles are sometimes called diplohaplontic, indicating that both diploid and haploid free-living stage occur.
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