autopolyploidy


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

au·to·pol·y·ploi·dy

(aw'tō-pol'i-ploy'dē),
The condition of being allopolyploid.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

autopolyploidy

(ot″ō-pol′ē-ployd″ē) [ auto- + polyploidy]
The condition of having more than two complete sets of chromosomes.
autopolyploid, adjective
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
References in periodicals archive ?
Autopolyploidy is well documented in just three carices (Tanaka, 1949).
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.
Chloroplast-DNA variation and multiple origins of autopolyploidy in Heuchera micrantha (Saxifragaceae).