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    Certain trees of the same species are known to occur with several different chromosome numbers, even though they have similar characteristics. You have karyotyped some of these trees and found large differences in somatic chromosome numbers: 14, 28, 56, and 70. What would be the general genetic Term(s) given to these chromosomal variants?

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    All of the trees have somatic chromosomes in multiples of 14:

    14 = 1*14
    28 = 2*14
    56 = 4*14
    70 = 5*14

    This is known as "polyploidy". An organism is called ...

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    Chromosomal variants are examined.