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Chromosome and pollen morphology of the rare endemic Centaurae lycopifolia Boiss. & Kotschy

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Bangladesh Botanical Society
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  • Biology
  • Centaurea Lycopifolia
  • Chromosome
  • Pollen Morphology
  • Endemic
  • Turkey

Abstract

Chromosome and pollen morphology of Centaurea lycopifolia Boiss. & Kotschy were studied. The chromosome number is 2n = 34 with haploid karyotype formula 9m + 9sm. Metaphase chromosome length ranging from 6.16 to 2.23 μm and the total haploid chromosome length was 65, 85 μm. The light and scanning electron microscope investigations revealed spheroidal-subprolate, the amb triangular and tricolporatae pollens in the taxon. Exine ornamentation was tectatae and microechinate-scabrate. Key words: Centaurea lycopifolia; Chromosome; Pollen morphology; Endemic; Turkey DOI: 10.3329/bjb.v39i2.7484 Bangladesh J. Bot. 39(2): 223-228, 2010 (December)

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