Definition of diplont in English:

diplont

noun

Genetics
  • See diplontic

    • ‘In most diplonts, mitosis occurs only in the diploid phase, i.e. gametes usually form quickly and fuse to produce diploid zygotes.’
    • ‘Therefore, with no further diplont or haplont selection, a certain number of seeds homozygous for the mutation will be formed in the inflorescence (1: 3 ratio, theoretically), and the mutant variation may be observed in all M2-families (the progeny of the same M1-plant).’
    • ‘When as in Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia no sexual cycle exists, whether they are diplonts or haplonts is obviously irrelevant.’