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(of an alga or other lower plant) having a life cycle in which the main form is haploid, with a diploid zygote being formed only briefly.
- ‘The life-cycle is of haplontic type showing alternation of dominant haploid stage with short-lived diploid stage.’
- ‘Most are saprophytic similar to true fungi. v. Sexual life cycle is diplontic, fungi have haplontic cycle.’
- ‘Multicellular organisms with haplontic life cycles follow paths A and C.’
- ‘If it is primarily haploid, it is said to have a haplontic cycle, and if it is primarily diploid, it is said to have a diplontic cycle.’
- ‘This pattern is reverse of haplontic type.’
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