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Communication across disciplinary boundaries to identify common themes of polyploidy has been extremely limited.

Identifying commonalities that derive from shared polyploid cellular processes across disparate fields of inquiry holds promise to identify breakthroughs in numerous areas – from biodiversity and biocomplexity to medicine and agriculture.

We propose new directions to integrate research on polyploidy toward confronting interdisciplinary grand challenges of the 21st century.