polyteny


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Related to polyteny: lampbrush chromosome, endomitosis

pol·y·tene

 (pŏl′ē-tēn′)
adj.
Relating to or having large chromosomes formed by repeated DNA replication and consisting of many chromatids side by side.

[poly- + Latin taenia, band (from Greek tainiā, ribbon; see ten- in Indo-European roots).]

pol′y·te′nic adj.
pol′y·te′ny n.

polyteny

(ˈpɒlɪˌtiːnɪ)
n
(Biology) biology the condition of being polytene
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Endopolyploidy and polyteny in differentiation's and evolutions.
The sometimes reported "polyploid" levels of DNA in shoot and root apical cells may instead reflect some other method of DNA amplification such as polyteny (Vallade & Bugnon, 1979; Kurth & Gifford, 1985).