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Intervarietal karyomorphological studies on two species of Passiflora L. (Passifloraceae)



The present study aimed to study the Karyomorphological analysis of seven species of Passiflora (P. edulis, P. foetida, P.subpeltata, P.quadraqularis, P.ligularis, P.leschenaultii, and P. tripartitia). The species are exhibited the diploid status with difference I n chromosome number, ie, P. edulis f. flavicarpa (2n = 18), P.foetida var. foetida (2n = 20), P.subpeltata (2n = 18), P.quadrangularis (2n = 18), P.ligularis (2n = 18), P.leschenaultii (2n = 18) and P.tripartita (2n = 18) with perceptible difference in the karyotypic features, total chromosome length (TCL), and the total arm Percentage (TF%). Low TF% (38,05 %) observed in varieties of P.foetida point to the evolved nature of the species. Idiogram were constructed based on relative length of chromosomes.

Key words: Karyomorphology, chromosomes, karyotype and ideogram

Tsitologiya i Genetika 2020, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 108-110

  • Department of Botany, University of Kerala, Kariavattom

E-mail: beedas

BEENA V.L., BEEVY S. SUHARA Intervarietal karyomorphological studies on two species of Passiflora L. (Passifloraceae), Tsitol Genet., 2020, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 108-110.

In "Cytology and Genetics":
V. L. Beena & S. Suhara Beevy Intervarietal Karyomorphological Studies on Two Species of Passiflora L. (Passifloraceae), Cytol Genet., 2020, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 465471
DOI: 10.3103/S0095452720050126


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