Polyploidy pp 103-144 | Cite as

Polyploidy in Species Populations

  • Walter H. Lewis
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 13)


Polyploidy in populations of well-differentiated plant species is now widely recognized (1,2). Most reports, however, are limited to a few individuals from one or several populations and thereby illustrate only a fraction of the extant genomic diversity in most species. They rarely purport populational dynamics involving Polyploidy as an evolutionary process. Nevertheless, there are recent notable exceptions and these will be utilized freely in this review of Polyploidy within species populations.


Panicum Virgatum Species Population Unreduced Gamete Meiotic Behavior Diploid Progenitor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter H. Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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