How can allopolyploid individuals result in new species?

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Polyploid individuals have lower fitness than either parent species, and are selected against by natural selection.

  

Polyploid individuals still produce viable offspring from matings with either parent species.

  

Polyploid individuals are sterile and do not produce viable offspring.

  

Polyploid individuals can only reproduce with other polyploid individuals, but cannot interbreed with either parent species.

 

asked Dec 28, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Polyploid individuals can only reproduce with other polyploid individuals, but cannot interbreed with either parent species.

 

answered Dec 28, 2012 by anonymous

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