Aneuploidy & Polyploidy: Definition & Examples


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What does the term ploidy mean?

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1. What does the abbreviation 4n indicate?

2. _____ is when an organism is created with an abnormal number of chromosomes.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet help you figure out how much you know about polyploidy and aneuploidy. For the quiz, you need to know what ploidy means and understand the abbreviation 4n.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools are helpful in testing your knowledge of the following topics:

  • An example of aneuploidy
  • When an organism is created with an abnormal number of chromosomes
  • Example of polyploidy
  • What 4n means
  • The meaning of ploidy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on polyploidy and aneuploidy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the meaning of ploidy and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what 4n indicates

Additional Learning

To cover more details about this topic, look through the lesson called Aneuploidy & Polyploidy: Definition & Examples. This lesson can help you also review:

  • Characteristics of genes
  • What diploid refers to
  • Examples of aneuploidy