Polyploid evolution via 2n gametes

  title={Polyploid evolution via 2n gametes},
  author={Ton P. M. den Nijs and Stanley J. Peloquin},
  journal={American Potato Journal},
Polyploid evolution is evident in several important taxonomic series of the tuber-bearing Solanums. Polyploids can result from the functioning of 2n gametes following both intra and inter-ploidy matings. The bilateral and unilateral sexual polyploidizations (BSP and USP, respectively) are greatly facilitated by the existence of genetically determined 2n gametes. Many species, in series containing polyploids, have individuals with 2n gametes. The genetic basis of 2n pollen formation has been… CONTINUE READING

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