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- noun genetics A form of
polyploidy(having more than the usual number of chromosomes) that results from the interbreedingof different species.
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The more recent gene-copying event in the soybean lineage was almost certainly an event known as "allopolyploidy," where the duplicated set of genes came from a separate organism that was genetically similar, but probably a distinct species from the other genetic donor.