Diploid

Diploid is a cell or organism that has paired chromosomes, one from each parent. In humans, cells other than human sex cells, are diploid and have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Human sex cells (egg and sperm cells) contain a single set of chromosomes and are known as haploid. Courtesy: National Human Genome Research Institute

biology | genetics | bioinformatics | inheritance | diploid

View and download full-sized image.
Source: .
http://www.genome.gov/
License: Public Domain. If you are going to redistribute this image online, a hyperlink to the above source page is mandatory.