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Dana Boyd

My question is not why E. coli and other fast growing bacteria don't have expensive true diploid nuclei, but rather where are the ones that use the eukaryotic evolutionary strategy of pervasive diploidy. Part of Stanley's answer is partial diploidy, it is a partial answer only. He is correct in saying that the last word is not in. But maybe bacteria did evolve diploidy a long time ago. Didn't we evolve from bacteria or something like that. Are we the diploid bacteria?

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