Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 153, Issue 3–4, pp 199–204 | Cite as

Cytogenetic studies of cultivatedCrocus sativus (Iridaceae)

  • S. M. Ghaffari


Meiosis and mitosis are described in cultivatedCrocus sativus of Iran. This indicates that this species is an autotriploid and sterile. Karyotype analysis, rare inversions, laggard chromosomes and distribution of chromosomes in the first anaphase are described, and the reasons for its sterility are given.

Key words

Angiosperms Iridaceae Crocus sativus L. Chromosome number karyotype analysis meiosis univalents bivalents trivalents laggard chromosomes inversions sterility 


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© Springer-Verlag 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Ghaffari
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  1. 1.Institute of Biochemistry and BiophysicsUniversity of TehranTehranIran

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