Proceedings: Plant Sciences

, Volume 97, Issue 5, pp 371–375 | Cite as

Cytology of hybrids betweenSolanum nigrum L. andSolanum furcatum Dun.

  • A Ganapathi
  • G R Rao


Cytomorphological features of theSolanum nigrum L. andSolanum furcatum Dun., and their F1 hybrids were studied. The hybrids showed highly irregular meiosis and were sterile without fruit-set. It is concluded that the morphological diversity and intersterility of the species are due to structural differences between their chromosomes.


Solanum nigrum L. Solanum furcatum Dun. sterile hybrids chromosomal sterility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A Ganapathi
    • 1
  • G R Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyBharathidasan UniversityTiruchirapalliIndia

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