haploidization


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haploidization

[‚hap‚lȯid·i′zā·shən]
(mycology)
In certain fungi, the transformation of a diploid into a haploid cell by progressive loss of chromosomes due to nondisjunction.
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UPDATE 428, 434 (2001) ("The haploidization and formation of artificial gametes by fusion of oocytes and non-germline cells will create gametes with potential use in reproduction.
supra note 151, at 434 (explaining haploidization and the use of artificial sperm) SILVER, supra note 152, at 180-90.
niger is an asexual fungus, segregants of the two parental strains can be obtained by forced haploidization of heterozygous diploids that arise spontaneously in a heterokaryon (Pontecorvo et al.