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  • Some plants duplicate their DNA to overcome adversity

    Some cultivars of Arabidopsis thaliana can duplicate their chromosomes up to five times without undergoing cell division.

    Some cultivars of Arabidopsis thaliana can duplicate their chromosomes up to five times without undergoing cell division.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Ken Paige, call 217- 244-6606; email k-paige@illinois.edu.
    The paper, “Chromosomal Plasticity: Mitigating the Impacts of Herbivory,” is available from the U. of I. News Bureau.