Endopolyploidy in seed plants.

  title={Endopolyploidy in seed plants.},
  author={Martin Barow},
  journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology},
  volume={28 3},
  • Martin Barow
  • Published 2006 in
    BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular…
Two main attempts have been suggested for the biological significance of endopolyploidy: (i) provision of high DNA amounts to support high synthetic demands in certain cells and (ii) compensation for a lack of nuclear DNA in species with small genomes. However, in seed plants, the positive correlation between DNA content and cell volume of endopolyploid cells suggests other possibilities. Cell size paralleled by the endopolyploidy level has an impact on growth and development. Endopolyploidy… CONTINUE READING
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