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16 October, 16:57

A new species of plant is discovered that closely resembles a known species. Upon further examination, it is discovered that the new species has a tetraploid number of 4n = 12, while the known species has a diploid number of 2n = 6. Which of the following statements provides a reasonable explanation for the evolution of this new species of plant?

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  1. 16 October, 17:52
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    An error in cell division occurred in the known species, leading to the development of an autopolyploid tetraploid offspring that evolved into the new species.
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