Is a human sperm cell haploid or diploid?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 11/02/2017

As explained above, spermatozoa are haploid: they contain 23 chromosomes. Both sperm cells and egg cells contain half the chromosomes contained in normal diploid cells (a.k.a. somatic cells). Haploid cells are produced during meiosis.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI).
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). License: 3185-CV.
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