Definition of haplontic in English:

haplontic

Syllabification: hap·lon·tic
Pronunciation: /hapˈläntik
 
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adjective

Genetics
  • (Chiefly of an alga or other lower plant) having a life cycle in which the main form is haploid, with a diploid zygote being formed only briefly. Compare with diplontic and diplohaplontic.
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    • Most are saprophytic similar to true fungi. v. Sexual life cycle is diplontic, fungi have haplontic cycle.
    • The life-cycle is of haplontic type showing alternation of dominant haploid stage with short-lived diploid stage.
    • This pattern is reverse of haplontic type.

Derivatives

haplont

Pronunciation: /ˈhapˌlänt/
noun
More example sentences
  • Coexistence of sexual and asexual reproduction within the same individual is an intriguing problem, especially when it concerns homothallic haplonts, like the fungus Aspergillus nidulans.
  • The haploid filamentous plants are known as haplonts which reproduce asexually by zoospores or aplanospores producing the individuals like parents.
  • The individuals or cells as a result of mitosis are haplonts, hence this life cycle is also called haplontic life cycle.

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