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Having more than two sets of chromosomes all derived from the same species.
An organism having more than two sets of chromosomes, all of which were derived from the same species.

au′to·pol′y·ploi′dy n.
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(Genetics) (of cells, organisms, etc) having more than two sets of haploid chromosomes inherited from a single species
(Genetics) an organism or cell of this type
ˌautoˈpolyˌploidy n
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Lippia alba (Verbenaceae): A new tropical autopolyploid complex?.
Galax is a natural autopolyploid series that includes diploid, triploid, and tetraploid individuals occurring in uniform- as well as mixed-cytotype populations (Baldwin, 1941; Nesom, 1983; Burton and Husband, 1999; Servick et al., 2015).
Here, the male is an autopolyploid generated by colchicine doubling of the diploid C.
potato is considered to be an autopolyploid and, as such, exhibits
Thompson, "Gametes with the somatic chromosome number: mechanisms of their formation and role in the evolution of autopolyploid plants," New Phytologist, vol.
(2005), using RAPD analysis, have proved that the origin of these species is allopolyploid instead of autopolyploid.
Olah and DeFilipps (1968) concluded that this species is a polyhaploid derived from the autopolyploid D.