Soltis, Douglas E. Department of Botany, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.
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The presence of three or more chromosome sets in a cell. Polyploidy may characterize an entire organism or may occur in only a subset of cells (endopolyploidy). In recent years, the terms genome doubling and genome-wide duplication have been used frequently in place of the older term polyploidy. See also: Chromosome; Chromosome aberration
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