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Heterochromatin and Genome Size in Fortunatia and Camassia (Hyacinthaceae)
A. Fernandez and J. R. Daviña
Vol. 46, No. 2 (1991), pp. 307-316
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4110602
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Karyotypes of two species of Fortunatia and three of Camassia are described. F. biflora, C. leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii, C. cusickii and C. quamash have the basic chromosome number x = 15 and F. arida has x = 17. The genome sizes of both species of Fortunatia are three times larger than those of the three species of Camassia. Heterochromatin amount and genome size are discussed in relation to the evolution of both genera.
Kew Bulletin © 1991 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew