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Polyploidy: Introduction

A disorder where the cells of the body have more than two copies of each chromosome. Terms such as triploid and tetraploid refer directly to how many chromosome sets are present in the cells. Polyploidy can cause birth defects and conditions such as Down's syndrome where each cell has 3 copies of a particular chromosome instead of one. A large percentage of spontaneous abortions are a result of polyploidy. ...more »

Symptoms of Polyploidy

  • Birth defects
  • Spontaneous abortion
  • Turner's syndrome (disorder where a female child is born with only 1 X chromosome)
  • Down's syndrome (disorder where child is born with 3 copies of chromosome 21)
  • Edward's syndrome (disorder where child is born with 3 copies of chromosome 18)
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Polyploidy

Causes of Polyploidy

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