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This is a confusing topic when it comes to polyploids. I don't believe the definition for haploid provided in the accepted answer is correct for all species. Haploid refers to a cell or an organism that has only a single set of chromosomes - my interpretation is that it is only in a diploid organism such as a human that haploid means "half of the total ...


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Fission, binary fission, cell division: these are all used more or less as synonyms for prokaryotes. "Fission" and "cell division" are more general, because they include mechanisms resulting in more than two resulting cells or an asymmetric division. As a supporting example from the literature, consider this paper: Angert, E. R. (2005). ...


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The nuclear transfer of somatic cell in which the nucleus of somatic cell is transferred to an enucleated egg or oocyte is called nuclear transplantation. After the insertion of nucleus the somatic nucleus is triggered into reprogramming buy the cytoplasmic factors of egg to become a fertilized egg or zygote . The first successful case of this type of ...


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