Endopolyploidy Is Common in Somatic Tissues of Arthropods

The discussion of ploidy is confusing because, in most insects, some of the somatic tissues exhibit high levels of endopolyploidy. For example, haploid male honey bees have about the same amount of DNA as females in some of their somatic tissues because nuclei of the male undergo compensatory endomitosis so that equal amounts of DNA are present. In some cases, haploid males are known to exhibit higher levels of endopolyploidy in some tissues than the diploid females of the same species.

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  • emilia
    Is a male human enopolyploid?
    8 years ago

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