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DNA, RNA, Chromosomes, and Genes

Chromosomes

How can organisms with just one set of chromosomes reproduce?

An organism that is haploid (one set of chromosomes) can reproduce by mitosis to produce more haploid cells or a multicellular haploid organism. This is typical of some algae and fungi. (For more about haploid cells and mitosis, see the chapter “Cellular Basics.”)



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