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An individual is found to have some tetraploid liver cells but diploid kidney cells. Be specific in explaining how this condition might arise.

Summary Introduction

To describe: The reason for an individual having tetraploid liver cells but diploid kidney cells.

Introduction: Tetraploid is a chromosomal disability in which the ploidy level of the organism is changed. Tetraploidy is caused by the failure of cytokinesis after mitosis I and meiotic I divisions.

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Tetraploidy has 4n karyotype, and it is rare in live births. Polyploidy does not involve any genetic mutation, and it is very lethal. Generally, cytokinesis is the main cause of tetraploidy after chromosomal divisions. However, if any tetraploidy occurs after first mitotic cell divis...

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