biparental zygote

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1. the common state for nuclear genes in diploid zygotes to contain equal genetic contributions from male and female parents. 2. the rare state for cytoplasmic genes in diploid zygotes to contain DNA from both parents (e.g., chloroplast DNA in Chlamydomonas).

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