Record number :
1018911
Title of article :
The Evolutionary Consequences of Polyploidy
Author/Authors :
Sarah P. Otto، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
هفته نامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2007
Pages :
11
From page :
452
To page :
462
Abstract :
Polyploidization, the addition of a complete set of chromosomes to the genome, represents one of the most dramatic mutations known to occur. Nevertheless, polyploidy is well tolerated in many groups of eukaryotes. Indeed, the majority of flowering plants and vertebrates have descended from polyploid ancestors. This Review examines the short-term effects of polyploidization on cell size, body size, genomic stability, and gene expression and the long-term effects on rates of evolution.
Journal title :
CELL
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