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Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 177, Issue 3–4, pp 221–234 | Cite as

Cytotaxonomic studies of Eastern MediterraneanVicia species (Leguminosae)

  • N. Maxted
  • M. A. Callimassia
  • M. D. Bennett
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Abstract

Collected material of rare and newVicia spp. was investigated from a cytotaxonomic point of view. Nineteen species were examined in total. The study includes 14 novel chromosome counts and measurements of DNA amount, as well as a comparison of chromosome morphology between species. The results of the cytological study support to an extent a recent taxonomical revision of subgenusVicia.

Key words

Angiosperms Leguminosae Papilionoideae Vicieae Vicia Vetch chromosome number DNA amount microdensitometry cytotaxonomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Maxted
    • 1
  • M. A. Callimassia
    • 2
  • M. D. Bennett
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyThe University, Bassett Crescent EastSouthamptonU.K.
  2. 2.Cytogenetics Department, Jodrell LaboratoryRoyal Botanic GardensKew, RichmondU.K.

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