allopolyploidy


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al·lo·pol·y·ploi·dy

(al'ō-pol'i-ploy-dē),
The condition of being allopolyploid.

al·lo·pol·y·ploi·dy

(al'ō-pol'i-ploy'dē)
The condition of being allopolyploid.

allopolyploidy

(al″ō-pol′ē-ployd″ē) [ allo- + polyploidy]
The state of having more than two sets of chromosomes derived from different ancestral species.
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Hybridization and allopolyploidy in central American Polystichum: cytological and isozyme documentation.
Morphological delimitation and molecular evidence for allopolyploidy in Collomia wilkenii (Polemoniaceae), a new species from northern Nevada.
As hypothesized by Heilborn (1924) and supported by most subsequent workers, allopolyploidy is rare if present at all in Carex.
Segmental allopolyploidy in tetraploid and hexaploid Agropyron species of the crested wheatgrass complex (section Agropyron).
versicolor arose via autopolyploidy or allopolyploidy. In allopolyploidy, the chromosome sets in the derived species have originated from two or more ancestral species, whereas in autopolyploidy, all the chromosome sets have been derived from a single ancestral species (White 1978).
The purpose of this study is, first, to characterize the different complexes within the group of yellow-flowered species, especially the hitherto unknown complex in North Africa, and, second, to discuss the geographical variation of this low ploidy level group (2n = 2x) in relation to the cytological variation by autopolyploidy or allopolyploidy that is very widespread in section Polium.
Considering the complexity of the cotton genome, allopolyploidy of New World cottons, and the diverse ecogeographical growing conditions, it was expected that cotton would have evolved great genetic diversity.
1991; Soltis and Soltis 1991), and it is almost certain that allopolyploidy is a frequent cause of sympatric speciation in plants.
Therefore, allopolyploidy can result in "fixed" heterozygosity which would not be expected in a autopolyploid.
The number of chloroplasts in guard cells varies with ploidy (auto- including endopolyploidy, or allopolyploidy, without a pertinent difference).