Polyploidy in Plants & Animals: Speciation & Cells


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What is polyploidy?

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1. What is the only mammal that is known to be polyploid?

2. Why are bananas considered polyploid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Polyploidy in plants and animals is a fairly unique condition, so take some time to assess your understanding of this circumstance with the quiz and worksheet duo. The quiz asks about different organisms that are polyploids.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself on these facts by taking the quiz:

  • Bananas as a polyploid
  • Only mammal known to be polyploid
  • Ability of a new species to form because of polyploidy
  • True statement about a triploid species of reptile

Skills Practiced

Analyze your ability to employ these skills during your completion of the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about polyploidy in plants and animals from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about polyploidy forming new species in a different light
  • Defining a key concept - verify that you can accurately define a key term, polyploidy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about organisms that are polyploidy or triploid

Additional Learning

Feel like challenging yourself to learn more? Then you should check out the lesson titled Polyploidy in Plants & Animals: Speciation & Cells. You will uncover these objectives in the lesson:

  • Define gametes and how they affect the creation of polyploid organisms
  • Identify readily available crops that are polyploids
  • Understand why scientists think animals are less likely to be polyploidy than plants
  • Know about a conservation goal that was met by creating a polyploid