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Chromosome Number

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Scientists collect cell samples from as many species in an ecosystem as possible and perform chromosome analysis. They record the number of copies for each chromosome and summarize the data for both the plants and animals.

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Which of the following conclusions can be drawn from the data?

A

Animal cells are more likely to experience nondisjunction than plant cells.

B

As the number of copies of chromosomes in a cell increases, complexity decreases.

C

Natural selection acts more quickly on animals than on plants.

D

Polyploidy is more common in plants than in animals.