ploidy

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ploi·dy

 (ploi′dē)
n.
A multiple of the basic number of chromosomes in a cell.

[From diploidy and haploidy.]

ploi•dy

(ˈplɔɪ di)

n.
the number of chromosome sets in the nucleus of a cell.
[1935–40; see -ploid, -y3]
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However, chromosome counts of the plants in the cycles 1 and 2, previously characterized as tetraploid by flow cytometry, suggested the occurrence of mixoploidy, because the progenies showed chromosome number ranging from 14 to 28 chromosomes in cells of the same root.
In this case, the existence of mixoploidy in the tetraploid plants was discarded because three leaf samples (from different positions, in each of the obtained treated plants) were selected, and these samples were evaluated separately.