SSTP Mentor Studies Whether Extra Chromosomes Benefit or Hinder Species

Some animals are polyploidy and carry more than two complete sets of the genome. Have you ever wondered if these extra chromosomes helped or hindered the species? Maurine Neiman, associate professor of biology, addresses this question in her research. She investigates whether polyploidy affects asexual or sexual female snails. Click here to read the full article on Iowa Now!


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