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Botany or Plant Biology
Why is it polyploidy in animals is more fatal than plants?
September 17, 2014 11:00PM
Polyploidy occurs with the organism has double the normal set of chromosomes. In plants this can produce larger more viable plants, but it animals this is an abnormal mutation and often fatal.
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Are there more plants or animals in the coral reef?
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What is polyploidy in biology?
Polyploidy is when the organism possesses more than two complete chromosome sets. It could either be an accident where a zygote may replicate its chromosomes and fail to divide or it could be completely normal. We don't normally see polyploidy in mammals (maybe in two closely related species of rodents) but it's a bit more frequent in fish and amphibians and really common in plants.
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What are the functions of the reproductive parts of plants and animals?
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Why does rainforest have animals?
rain forests have animals because there are no droughts, and the plants grow more so most animals have something to eat. and the more animals that are attracted to plants there are gonna be more animals attracted to the animals that eat the plants. so more animals come to the rain forest and therefore there are animals there. its the cycle of life.
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Do more plants and animals live on land or in water?
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What will happen if there are more animals than plants in an aquarium?
Why does an ecosystem need more plants than animals in it?
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How is polyploidy used in the field of agriculture?
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Why is it more energy efficient to eat plants rather than animals?
Asked in Genetics
Does an animal have more chromosomes than a plant?
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How can an increase in plants affect an ecosystem?
Asked in Evolution
Does variation occur in plants?
Much more morphological variation occurs in plants. Genetic variation is the big variation in plants because of polyploidy; this doubling, tripling and halving of chromosome number in the mating of two plants not only leads to great variation in genetic material, but also leads to great speciation in plants.