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Aneuploidy vs.polyploidy: what’s the difference?

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Polyploidy represents the case of chromosomal mutation, where the cell contains the extra set of chromosomes: three sets – triploid, four sets – tetraploid, etc. As a rule, this kind of mutation is inherit to plants.

Aneuploidy is also a chromosomal mutation, but the difference is that the cell contains the abnornal number of chromosomes – extra or fewer chomosomes. The most common cases of aneuploidy in humans include Down syndrome, Patau syndrome, and Adwards syndrome (all of them are trisomies).

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