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  • noun genetics The condition where cells have four of each chromosome.


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  • Evidence for degenerate tetraploidy in bdelloid rotifers.

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  • The chromosome number of 2n = 52 suggests tetraploidy.

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  • But giantism may occur without tetraploidy, and vice versa.

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  • The intimate connection between tetraploidy, aneuploidy and cancer development suggests that Nek7 deregulation can induce oncogenesis.

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  • Maize's tetraploidy was recent enough a lot of the genes that have been killed by deletions like still hanging around.

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  • Its current haploid number of ten is the result of breaking and joining twenty chromosomes present right after the tetraploidy.

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