PLOIDY: A Basic Genetic Concept Dealing with Chromosome Number Levels

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Reproductive egg and sperm carry a haploid set of chromosomes; when hybridized they become diploid (2n) or triploid (3n) or tetraploid (4n) pentaploid (5n),etc; more than 2n are called polyploids. A68-20
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