Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 174, Issue 3, pp 159–169

An analysis of the B genome speciesArachis batizocoi (Fabaceae)

  • H. T. Stalker
  • J. S. Dhesi
  • D. C. Parry
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00940337

Cite this article as:
Stalker, H.T., Dhesi, J.S. & Parry, D.C. Pl Syst Evol (1991) 174: 159. doi:10.1007/BF00940337

Abstract

Arachis batizocoiKrap. & Greg. is a suggested B genome donor to the cultivated peanut,A. hypogaea L. Until recently, only one accession of this species was available in U.S.A. germplasm collections for analyses and species variability had not been documented. The objective of this study was to determine the intraspecific variability ofA. batizocoi to better understand phylogenetic relationships in sect.Arachis. Five accessions of the species were used for morphological and cytological studies and then F1 intraspecific hybrids analyzed. Some variation was observed among accessions—for example, differences in seed size, plant height and branch length. The somatic chromosomes of accessions 9484, 30079, and 30082 were nearly identical, whereas, the karyotypes of accessions 30081 and 30097 have several distinct differences. For example, 30081 had significantly more asymmetrical chromosomes 2 and 6 and more median chromosomes 7 and 10, and 30097 had significantly more asymmetrical chromosomes 3 and 10 and more median chromosomes 1 and 5 than accessions 9484, 30079, and 30082. All F1 hybrids among accessions were highly fertile. Meiotic observations indicated that hybrids among accessions 9484, 30079, or 30082 had mostly bivalents. However, quadrivalents were observed when either 30081 or 30097 was crossed with the above three accessions and 30081 × 30097 had quadrivalents, hexavalents and octavalents. The presence of translocations is the most likely cause of multivalent formation inA. batizocoi hybrids. Cytological evolution via translocations has apparently been an important mechanism for differentiation in the species.

Key words

Angiosperms Fabaceae Arachis batizocoi A. hypogaea Genome analysis phylogenetic relationships 

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© Springer-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. T. Stalker
    • 1
  • J. S. Dhesi
    • 1
  • D. C. Parry
    • 1
  1. 1.Crop Science DepartmentNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA