Originally posted by longken
haha sorry im an idiot lol -_-
I'm not sure what they are getting at exactly.
They are referring to polyploid organisms, so more than two sets of chromosomes. Theoretically, species with only one set of chromosomes (haploid) will evolve faster than a species with two or more sets of chromosomes because if there is a mutation, there is a 100% chance it will be carried on. That is why bacteria (prokarya) can mutate so quickly.