Haplontic life cycle
haplontic life cycle
Glossary of Plant Systematics (1st ed.) by Simpson (2006)
- A type sexual life cycle in which the mature, adult phase is haploid, which produces gametes (egg and sperm) that fuse to form a diploid zygote, the latter understanding meiosis to produce haploid spores, which develop into new haploid adults. Syn: haplobiontic life cycle.