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Having two or more complete sets of chromosomes derived from different species.
An allopolyploid organism.

al′lo·pol′y·ploi′dy n.


(Genetics) (of cells, organisms, etc) having more than two sets of haploid chromosomes inherited from different species
(Genetics) an interspecific hybrid of this type that is therefore fertile
ˌalloˈpolyˌploidy n


(ˌæl əˈpɒl əˌplɔɪd)
1. having more than two haploid sets of chromosomes that are dissimilar and derived from different species.
2. an allopolyploid cell or organism.
al`lo•pol′y•ploi`dy, n.
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It is also significantly more complicated than the human genome because it is allopolyploid, that is, it arises from the hybridization of different ancestral species (in this case N.
In the last hundred years, several studies were conducted on wheat phylogeny which provides significant insight into the evolutionary background of the definite genomes in allopolyploid species (Gu et al.
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juncea (2n = 36, AABB genome), an allopolyploid commonly called as Indian mustard, contributes more than 80% to the total rapeseed-mustard production in the country and is an important component in the oilseed sector.
2005), using RAPD analysis, have proved that the origin of these species is allopolyploid instead of autopolyploid.
The popular Gossypium hirsutum among the four species is an allopolyploid (2n=4x=52; AD-genome) species that has originated from a single polyploidization event involving two diploid species; an A-genome maternal parent and a D-genome paternal parent approximately 0.
Though the causes of this persistence in mango mitosis is not clear, it was assumed to be associated with (a) the allopolyploid nature of mango; (b) disturbance in the biosynthesis of some nucleolar component which stimulated the persistence; (c) disturbance in some pathway related to nucleolar disassembly; (d) failure in the phosphorilation machinery at RNA pol I, as mentioned before; and (e) requirement of some nucleolar proteins to the mango cell cycle progression compelling its persistence.
Parallel domestication, convergent evolution and duplicated gene recruitment in allopolyploid cotton.
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