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What is a infertile hybrid?

Updated: 11/13/2022
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It is most common when two organisms of different species attempt to reproduce. The combination of genes is usually not fully functional meaning that the offspring is unable to reproduce itself.

This can also occur in plants although to a lesser extent as plants are capable of polyploidy. In humans polyploidy causes complicated genetic diseases.

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