Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Meiotic chromosomal studies in family Zygophyllaceae R. Br. from Rajasthan

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Present paper deals with the cytomorphological study of 4
genera and 5 species belonging to family Zygophyllaceae
collected from various localities of Rajasthan. Three
cytomorphovariants of Tribulus terrestris have been
observed with 2n=24, 36 and 48. Peganum harmala with
2n=12 (based on x=6) is reported for the first time from
world level, earlier the species is based on x=12. The presence
of B-chromosomes also makes the first report of the species
from world level. Fagonia cretica (2n=22), Tribulus alatus
(2n=24) and Zygophyllum simplex (2n=16) have been
cytologically worked out for the first time from India.

Keywords: Zygophyllaceae; Rajasthan; meiosis; base number; cytotype


Year: 2016
Volume: 76
Issue: 1
Article DOI: 10.5958/0975-6906.2016.00017.1
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906


Kuljit Kaur info_circle
Vijay Singh info_circle

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