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Are highly-polyploid organisms more resistant to ionising-radiation-induced DNA damage?

Homologous recombination, although most famous for its use to mix together maternal and paternal alleles during meiosis, is most commonly used as a DNA-repair mechanism, allowing cells to repair ...
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Could you force meiosis in a cell that normally uses mitosis

I've read in the red queen something that suggests the DNA repair mechanisms are better in meiosis than they are in mitosis. I was wondering if occasionally we could force some of our cells that use ...