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Unformatted text preview: diploid gamete. If two diploid gametes fuse, tetraploids result that may be fertile. Such polyploidy is known as autopolyploidy. Polyploids may result between two closely related species if the first diploid gamete (species A) fuses with a gamete from species B and their fertile offspring also produce diploid gametes that fuse once more with one of the original species. Such polyploids are allopolyploids (allo = different). Autopolyploidy Allopolyploidy...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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