Diploid Cell vs Haploid Cells

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Diploid Cell vs Haploid Cell

These two karyotypes will help us understand the difference between a diploid cell and a haploid cell.


Before we get started let’s talk about two types of cells found in the body.
Somatic cells are cells found in the body.
In humans, examples would include bone cells, muscle cells, and nerve cells.
Gametes include egg cells and sperm cells
Ok back to the karyotypes.
Diploid cells have paired chromosomes and are represented with 2n the n stands for the number of chromosomes.
In humans, there are 23 pairs of chromosomes or 46 chromosomes in each diploid cell.
Haploid cells have 1 chromosome which is represented with a n.
Notice that there are 23 chromosomes.

Diploid cells are found in somatic cells or body cells.

Haploid cells are found in gametes or your egg and sperm.

Diploid cells are created by mitosis.

Haploid cells are created by meiosis.

difference diploid and haploid


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