refers to the number of complete sets of chromosomes present in the cells or organism.
the degree of repetition of the number of chromosomes of somatic cells.
a term used to describe the number of sets of chromosomes in a cell; see also diploid and aneuploid
number of basic chromosome sets
Degree of repetition of the basic number of chromosomes.
Chromosomes through which heredity is transmitted by way of genes occurring within the nucleus of each living cell of the plant body in sets which are known technically as genomes. Ploidy refers to the degree of duplication of genomes of or individual chromosomes making up the genome. Normally, each vegetative cell of the plant body contains two genomes and the plant is known as a diploid. Continued duplication of genomes leads to the formation of polyploid plants: four (tetraploid); five (pentaploid); six (hexaploid), etc. If the genomes included in the polyploid are duplicates of each other, that is, derived from the same individual or the same species, the plant is an autopolyploid. If the genomes are dissimilar, derived from parents belonging to different species, the plant is an allopolyploid. Many hybrid hibiscus are probably allopolyploid
The number of chromosome sets.
A measure of the amount of DNA contained in a cell. Ploidy is a characteristic (marker) that helps predict how aggressive a cancer is likely to be. Cancers with the same amount of DNA as normal cells are called diploid and those with either more or less than that amount are aneuploid. About two-thirds of breast cancers are aneuploid.
Term indicating the number of sets of chromosomes present in an organism. RT diploid, haploid
A measure of the amount of DNA contained in a cell. Ploidy is a characteristic (marker) that helps determine how cancerous a tumor's cells are, compared with healthy cells. Most cancer cells are aneuploid (an'-u-ploid), which means there is an abnormal amount of DNA in them.
The number of (complete) sets of chromosomes in a cell. ( 16)
Ploidy is the number of homologous sets of chromosomes in a biological cell. (There is no unique definition of homologous chromosomes.) The ploidy of cells can vary within an organism.