Originally Posted by YAKUZA
Wats a triploid?
To illustrate: Mother and father give X and X/Y. The child is then born with a defect, whereas having XXX, XXY, XYY combinations. And therefore is sterile. Some bananas, like Musa basjoo have seeds in their fruit. They aren't sterile. However the commercial varieties are sterile, can you imagine eating all those seeds? And that's when the chromosomes start to count.
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