haplobiontic

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haplobiontic (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Describing a plant or fungus that has only either a haploid or a diploid, (but not both!) phase in its life cycle. That is, it lacks any alternation of generations.
    The algal ancestors of land plants were probably haplobiontic

Related termsEdit

  • haplobiont
Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 20:19