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Endopolyploidy vs. Polyploidy

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Endopolyploidynoun

The replication of chromosomes without the division of the cell nucleus; generates a polyploid nucleus

Polyploidynoun

(genetics) The condition of being polyploid or the process of becoming polyploid

Polyploidynoun

the condition of being polyploid

Polyploidy

Polyploidy is a condition in which the cells of an organism have more than two paired (homologous) sets of chromosomes. Most species whose cells have nuclei (eukaryotes) are diploid, meaning they have two sets of chromosomes—one set inherited from each parent.

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