Plant's Genetics

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Plant's Genetics

Post by Terry K. » Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:57 pm

There are some plants that have only 4 chromosomes, yet there is a plant with 738 chromosomes. Just out of my own curiousity, what do you guys/gals think all these chromosomes are for. If you have an idea, can you give me specifics or examples?
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Post by Poison » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:26 pm

what do you mean? Are you asking if the number of chromosomes are directly proportional for higher organisation? If that, the answer is no. Or are you trying to ask something different.
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Post by vinaya » Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:53 am

what factors does the number of chromosomes actually depend on?
like terry said, y is there such a variety in the number of chromosomes?

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:42 am

We don't know actually...
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Post by Poison » Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:13 pm

Yes. Number of chromosomes does not explain anything.
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