autopolyploids and allopolyploids??

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autopolyploids and allopolyploids??

Post by faerie » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:15 pm

Could someone help and explain autopolyploids and allopolyploids please? :D

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Post by MrMistery » Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:12 pm

autopolyploid organisms are organisms in which the number of chromosomes doubles, triples etc. An allopolyploid organism is an organism formed from the adding of genomes from different organisms - a common example is wheat, which formed from the uniting of 3 different species
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