Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 152, Issue 3–4, pp 153–166 | Cite as

Phylogeny of chromosome races ofFestuca arundinacea andF. mairei (Poaceae) as indicated by seed protein electrophoresis

  • Z. Bulińska-Radomska
  • R. N. Lester


Seed protein electrophoresis of four chromosomes races ofFestuca arundinacea, F. mairei and their progenitors showed variation in banding patterns. High protein similarities betweenF. arundinacea, F. mairei, F. scariosa, andF. pratensis indicate close phylogenetic relationships of these species. The ancestry ofF. arundinacea cytotypes could be narrowed to three diploid species:F. scariosa, F. pratensis, andF. rubra or to their close relatives.

Key words

Angiosperms Poaceae Festuca Evolution seed proteins electrophoresis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Bulińska-Radomska
    • 1
  • R. N. Lester
    • 2
  1. 1.WarszawaPoland
  2. 2.Department of Plant BiologyUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamEngland, U.K.

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