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Baker's yeast is a single-celled eukaryotic organism that spends part of its life-cycle as a haploid and part as a diploid. In either case, the haploid or diploid cells can grow independently, which is useful for genetic analysis. Due to its ability to survive as both a diploid and a haploid, aneuploidy is very well tolerated in yeast.

Aneuploidy is defined as having an abnormal number of chromosomes, such as a trisomy or a monosomy. Diploid yeast can be induced to sporulate, causing the diploid to produce four haploid spores.

If there were a non-disjunction of a single chromosome during meiosis II, what pattern of growth would you expect to see of the four spores?


All four spores would grow.


Three spores would grow; one would be dead.


Two spores would grow; two would be dead.


One spore would grow; three would be dead.​


All four spores would be dead.

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