Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 208, Issue 3–4, pp 239–248 | Cite as

Electrophoretic seed albumin patterns inVicia species of sectt.Hypechusa andPeregrinae (Fabaceae)

  • Janina Przybylska
  • Zdzislawa Zimniak-Przybylska


This work is a continuation of electrophoretic investigations aimed at revealing a wild relative ofVicia faba. Electrophoretic analysis (PAGE) of seed albumins covered 52 accessions representing eightVicia species of sect.Hypechusa and two species of sect.Peregrinae. Most of the examined species showed an intraspecific variation due to differences between accessions and/or individual variation within accessions. In spite of the intraspecific variation, marked interspecific differences were recorded. However, none of the investigated species displayed electrophoretic seed albumin patterns similar to those reported earlier forV. faba. Contribution of the obtained results to characterization of the examined taxa is discussed.

Key words

Fabaceae Vicia sect.Hypechusa sect.Peregrinae Electrophoresis seed albumins taxonomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janina Przybylska
    • 1
  • Zdzislawa Zimniak-Przybylska
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Plant GeneticsPolish Academy of SciencesPoznańPoland

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