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The diploid number for fruit flies is 8, and the diploid
number for grasshoppers is 46. If no crossing over took
place, would the genetic variation among offspring
from a given pair of parents be greater in fruit flies
or grasshoppers? Explain.

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Crossing over is an essential mechanism responsible for shuffling of genes. It occurs during the prophase of meios...

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