Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 29 - 29.3 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

Fertilization of one gametophyte by itself would lead to lowered genetic variation since another plant with a different genotype would not be involved in fertilization, but some genetic variation would result from the meiotic crossing over which leads to the gametes.

Work Step by Step

Review Ch. 13 to see where genetic variation is generated, especially in meiosis.
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