Chromosome and pollen morphology of the rare endemic <i>Centaurae lycopifolia</i> Boiss. & Kotschy

Authors

  • AN Gomurgen Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Hacettepe University, Beytepe Ankara
  • I Potoglu Erkara Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Art, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Meselik, Eskisehir
  • H Altnozlu Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Hacettepe University, Beytepe Ankara

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https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v39i2.7484

Keywords:

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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2011-04-20

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Gomurgen, A., Erkara, I. P., & Altnozlu, H. (2011). Chromosome and pollen morphology of the rare endemic <i>Centaurae lycopifolia</i> Boiss. & Kotschy. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 39(2), 223–228. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v39i2.7484

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