gametic chromosome

gametic chromosome

any of the chromosomes contained in a haploid cell, specifically a spermatozoon or an ovum, as contrasted with those in a diploid, or somatic, cell.
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These somatic numbers are based on the gametic chromosome number of the diploid species, which is known as the basic chromosome number (x).
Increases or decreases in the gametic chromosome number that occur on the diploid level are known as dysploidy.